Captain Robert Falcon Scott, who froze to death in 1912 along with four others after being beaten by Amundsen to the South Pole, recorded in his diary: "Great God! This is an awful place." Until relatively recently, this was the dreadful impression that most people held of Antarctica. But the fortunate souls who have experienced the southern ice come away with an entirely different perspective. Last of the seven continents to be discovered, the surface of the moon is more accurately mapped than some regions of the vast Antarctic. A domain of superlatives and contradictions, the grandeur of Antarctica is indescribable. To portray the majesty of Antarctica and its unique wildlife, over 250 images have been carefully selected for this volume. This informative book was designed to delight the eye and stimulate the imagination. The book is intended not only for those unfamiliar with Antarctica, but also for individuals who intimately know the frozen southern continent. The indescribable splendor of the magnificent final frontier must be forever regarded as an irreplaceable international treasure that justly deserves to be protected indefinitely for future generations, and this book illustrates why.