On 15 August 1897, the ship Belgica set sail for Antarctica on a scientific expedition funded by the Belgian government but with an international crew. The young Romanian oceanographer Emil Racoviță, who had just received his doctorate from the Sorbonne, was chosen for the important mission as biologist. After more than 100 years, a Romanian team is paying tribute to the great scientist and explorer by retracing his route. Cristian Lascu and Helmut Ignat’s report takes us into the world of Emil Racoviță and the pioneers of Belgica, but also to the Antarctic of the 21st century – a destination that has recently appeared on tourist maps. In their book, each page is a journey in itself.
Flipping through the pages of this volume you will see brilliant images of pristine snow and crystal ice, alongside photographs where the main character is the darkness that envelops the mineral ghosts of the underworld. The endless Antarctic horizon alternates with water-carved limestone crevices. Emil Racoviță’s destiny was fulfilled between these coordinates. – CRISTIAN LASCU
Autor: Cristian Lascu, Helmut Ignat
Anul aparitiei: 2.020
Luna aparitiei: 7
Tip coperta: Brosata
Format: 130 x 200
Cod de bare: 9789735067786