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  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Empire Antarctica'

    Emperor penguins, and birds in general, fascinate Gavin Francis, the intrepid thirty-something Scottish physician who wrote this book some years after spending 14 months on the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) station known as Halley, 12 miles from the penguins' rookery in Antarctica.

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  • (One of the men among the 13 people who spent the Antarctic winter with Dr. Francis had four teeth filled by the doctor during their time together, but there were no medical emergencies.) Upon arrival at the research station, Dr. Francis got no advice out of his predecessor, who told him, "I think I've decided for none at all, you've just got to live it yourself."

    BOOK REVIEW: 'Empire Antarctica' →

  • Emperor penguins, and birds in general, fascinate Gavin Francis, the intrepid thirty-something Scottish physician who wrote this book some years after spending 14 months on the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) station known as Halley, 12 miles from the penguins' rookery in Antarctica.

    BOOK REVIEW: 'Empire Antarctica' →

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