CART
Close Slideout Menu

A Polar Affair: Antarctica's Forgotten Hero and the Secret Love Lives of Penguins

Author: Lloyd Spencer Davis.

A Polar Affair: Antarctica's Forgotten Hero and the Secret Love Lives of Penguins

Author: Lloyd Spencer Davis.

$29.95 $6.98
Item #: D23222
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 392
Publication Date: 2019
Publisher: Pegasus
ISBN: 9781643131252
On Robert Falcon Scott's tragic Antarctic expedition of 1910 George Murray Levick was the physician, and he passed the time by becoming the first man to study penguins up close. His findings were so shocking to Victorian morals that they were quickly suppressed and seemingly lost to history. A century later, Lloyd Spencer Davis explains how Levick's manuscript reveals not ... More
In Stock & Ready to Ship
$29.95 $6.98
Quantity:

On Robert Falcon Scott's tragic Antarctic expedition of 1910 George Murray Levick was the physician, and he passed the time by becoming the first man to study penguins up close. His findings were so shocking to Victorian morals that they were quickly suppressed and seemingly lost to history. A century later, Lloyd Spencer Davis explains how Levick's manuscript reveals not only an incredible survival story, but also the jumping-off point for major new insights into the underpinnings of evolutionary biology itself.

"Insightful and bawdy. Davis offers an absorbing history of his own Antarctic fieldwork and a glimpse into the private lives of Levick and several important polar explorers of the era. A timely illumination of a mysterious and vital ecosystem."—NYTBR

Virtual Catalog