Erebus The Ice Dragon

A portrait of an Antarctic volcano

Colin Monteath

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A volcano like no other

Haunting and searingly beautiful, Erebus has attracted explorers, mountaineers, artists and scientists; each drawn to the mountain by their own particular vision or curiosity. The mountain is a truly unique geological phenomenon — an active volcano sheathed in ice, with hundreds of ice caves, huge steaming towers around its summit, and a lava lake. Also, in the minds of many New Zealanders, it is a place of destruction and despair, wrought by a single momentous accident.

Antarctica veteran Monteath weaves history, science, art and adventure into a compelling tale, supported by superb images selected from his lifetime of working and voyaging in the area.

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  • CATEGORY: History, Natural history and environment
  • ISBN: 9781991016362
  • ESBN: N/A
  • PUBLISHER: Massey University Press
  • IMPRINT: Massey University Press
  • PUBLISHED: 10/08/2023
  • PAGE EXTENT: 368
  • FORMAT: Hard cover
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Colin Monteath is a widely published polar and mountain photographer and writer based in Christchurch.