Young Jon Michaels has traveled all over the world, but he's never been anywhere as dangerous - or as strangely beautiful - as Antarctica. On his journey to the bottom of the world, he swims in a volcano, is attacked by a killer whale, skuba dives in freezing water, and walks around the world in four giant steps. This amazing adventure book is filled with facts, fun, danger, and beautiful art. More
Young Jon Michaels has traveled all over the world, but he's never been anywhere as dangerous - or as strangely beautiful - as Antarctica. Isolated at the bottom of the planet, it is the coldest, windiest place on Earth. The journey begins aboard the S.S. Windhover, as they battle 100-foot waves in the Drake Passage. Like every true explores, Jon records is adventure in his journal. "It's stranger than anything I ever imagined," he writes. On his arrival, he swims in a volcano, witnesses an attack by a killer whale, flies through a deadly whiteout, and learns why Antarctica is, perhaps, the most important continent on Earth. The book is filled with environmental facts, links to important topics, and stunning art.