Heart of the World


written and illustrated by Coral Tulloch

Antarctica is the highest, driest, windiest, coldest, cleanest, most isolated and most peaceful continent on Earth. It is a continent of wilderness, a place of enormous size and energy, of constant change and of great and rare beauty. To enter into Antarctica is to enter into a powerhouse, into the very heart of our Earth.

Children can undertake their own journey to Antarctica with this comprehensive and highly illustrated guide. Learn about Antarctica's unique geography, its captivating animal and plant life, its history of human exploration and scientific research. Discover what it's like to live in an Antarctic station or how to survive on the ice. Read interviews with people who work in Antarctica as chefs, electricians, ice pilots and scientists.

Prepared in full consultation with the Australian Antarctic Division, this is a fresh and fascinating look at an extraordinary environment. This book is aimed at Grades 4, 5 and 6 (9 year olds) and is full of photographs and illustrations.