Top 10 Books on South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands

 

South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands are located in the southern part of the Atlantic ocean and are a British Overseas territory. There is this beautiful collection of the smaller island in this hospitable and surreal place known as the South Sandwich Islands. South Georgia is said to be around 165 kilometers long and is by far the largest territory in the total area. South Georgia is a base for whaling. The whaling is operated by the Argentina Fishing Company in Grytviken and makes this surreal beauty of a place to stand out amongst the rest. The South Sandwich Islands were discovered by Captain James Cook in the year 1775. The southern three islands were not established until the latter part of the year 1820 by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen. The beautiful panoramic view is something to die for.

 

The Shore Whaling Stations in South Georgia: A study in Antartic Industrial Archeology

The Writer Bjorn L. Basberg is a professor of Economic History. This book by him showcases the study of history of the 20th century Antartic whaling industry. He also initiated many research projects and programs in South Georgia on the Antartic Whaling industry, which has been a very important part and parcel of the region.

Read it For:
Read it for the understanding and accumulation of knowledge on the Whaling industry.
Don't Read it For:
Not very keen on learning about the history, this is not your pick!
What makes this book stand out?:
Excellent research material has been put into the book for a lucid understanding of the whaling industry.

A history of Antartic Science

This book by Fogg, G.E, speaks majorly about the development of scientific activity in the Antartic region of the world. The amount of history and science in the book in terms of research is said to be helping the readers for a long time.

Read it For:
This book speaks about antarctic environment, disciplines of the oceanography, atmosphere, geospace, medicine, terrestrial biology- all in one! It is a grand research put all together.
Don't Read it For:
The amount of holistic view of the Antartic science is not for everybody and hence the research tends to get too much to handle.
What makes this book stand out?:
A grand collection of research put together in one place is what this is all about.

Geological Relations and Some Fossils of South Georgia

This is one of the best works of Gregory’s. He is an excellent researcher in terms of scientific work and detailed and critical assessed reports on the Antartic is what this book is all about. He has written and published a large number of works in the fields of geology and geography of the region.

Read it For:
This is a very well-researched list of letters and research papers put together by the leader of the first British Antartic Expedition of 1901.
Don't Read it For:
A little too much of research can go wrong with a lot of people.
What makes this book stand out?:
Geological Relations and Some Fossils of South Georgia, this book showcases the various aspects of geology in terms of tectonics, structural geology, and geodynamics.

The Island of South Georgia

This excellent depiction of how beautiful South Georgia is, by the author Robert K. Rockland is an aesthetic treat to the world. This book is a tribute to the beauty of the place keeping in account the historical, commercial and political aspects alive.

Read it For:
This is a literary treat to the reader with its beautiful research and well- put information in place.
Don't Read it For:
In case looking for a hardcore research paper, this is not your book.
What makes this book stand out?:
The author not only delivers an extremely glorious treat in terms of imagery but also puts in great information. He writes about the invasion by the Argentinian forces in 1982. He is one of the few writers who can give you first-hand information about the invasion as he was present there during the invasion
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Six months in the Sandwich islands: Among Hawaii’s palm groves, coral reefs, and volcanos

An extremely well-illustrated approach to the places and this is a traveler’s handbook to most.

Read it For:
The amazing journey of Isabella- the protagonist of the book. It is an extremely well-written book which makes every reader enjoy the place.
Don't Read it For:
The book does not go too well for those wanting to write a research paper on the scientific terms in the region.
What makes this book stand out?:
The beautiful writing style and imagery definitely makes this book a worth it read.

Lichens of Antarctica and South

This volume by the author R.I. Lewis Smith is a predominantly visible life-form in the snow-clad terrestrial ecosystems in the region of Antartica. This volume is special as it is the first book to showcase the modernity of the place in terms of ecology, geology, and taxonomy of the place

Read it For:
This is the ideal book for understanding the modern life-cycle of Antartica.
Don't Read it For:
Do not read it in case you are still looking for the stereotypical research papers.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book creates an understanding of the severe climatic conditions of the restricted area of the ice-clad region of Antartica.

The Vegetation of Georgia

This is the book wherein the author George Nakhutsrishvili describes the diversity and richness of the surreal beauty of Georgia’s vegetation. It is all about the co-existence of the eco-systems.

Read it For:
One should read it to understand the various aspects of the region.
Don't Read it For:
The extremely long descriptions of the regions and the tertiary mesophilous forest flora does not go too well with every reader.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book by the author showcases the diversified vegetation of Georgia. The eco-systems and the contract lines diversifying the terrains and geologies of the region.

King Penguin of South Georgia (Aptenodytes Patagonica): Breeding Behavior and Development Pt.1

The king penguin is the largest species of penguins. This book by B.Stonehouse showcases every detail that one requires to know about a penguin.

Read it For:
To understand the largest species of penguins, this book explains the basic characteristic traits of the species in details.
Don't Read it For:
If looking for a generic understanding, this is not for you.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book speaks about the various characteristic traits of the largest species of penguins found in the world. It throws light on a very in-depth research of the same.

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