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  • New book tells of early Antarctic explorations, continent's connection to climate

    Image of the Admiralty Mountains at Cape Adare, Antarctica, and the ship Ortelius.

     “Land of Wondrous Cold,” a new book by Gillen D’Arcy Wood, an Illinois English professor, explores the environmental history of Antarctica through early expeditions. He finds that humans are intimately tied to the continent that sets the global thermostat.

    Image of the Admiralty Mountains at Cape Adare, Antarctica, and the ship Ortelius. Wood traveled to Antarctica on the ship.

    Courtesy Gillen D. Wood

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  • Editor’s note: To reach Gillen D’Arcy Wood, email gdwood@illinois.edu.