257 x 254 x 13mm
In the last fifty years the frontiers of our knowledge have been expanded as never before in human history. Exciting discoveries are being made, leading to global-scale theories that change our understanding of the earth and its climate; plate tectonics, the cause of earthquakes, desertification, the hole in the ozone layer, climate change and the greenhouse effect. In every major expedition, it is likely to have been a Land Rover that transported the scientists and explorers over some of the most inhospitable terrain on earth. This book describes the adventures, dangers and hardships of modern scientific explorations, and the aims and achievements of the men and women who are the pioneers.