"We have a library and it is awesome! People bring a ton of books here and then donate them when they go off-Ice. So, you'd be surprised at the collection we have. (The Library) is
In honor of Marika who enlightened us on the Mc Murdo Station library, and how they acquire many of their titles, we offer the "On Ice in Antarctica Challenge." If you could only bring a few titles to leave for future visitors to Mc Murdo Station, what books would you choose. Remember, these amazing folks are ice bound for months at a time, so choose wisely!
Please use the following format for your comment:
Title of Book, Author, and your thoughts on the book --why you think an inhabitant of Antarctica would like to read this through the long winter.
In closing, a little fact that blew the Four of Us away:
ANTARCTICA is a Desert! Antarctica can be classified as a desert by this definition: a region that has less than 254 mm (10 in) of annual rainfall or precipitation. In the interior of the continent the average annual precipitation (in *equivalent of water) is only about 50 mm (about 2 in), less than the Sahara. Along the coast, this increases, but is still only about 200 mm (8 in) in *equivalent of water. Heavy snowfalls occur when cyclonic storms pick up moisture from the surrounding seas and then deposit this moisture as snow along the coasts. Unlike other deserts, there is little evaporation from Antarctica, so the relatively little snow that does fall, doesn't go away again. Instead it builds up over hundreds and thousands of years into enormously thick ice sheets. (*this precipitation doesn't fall as water of course, but as snow, the "water equivalent" is the amount of water you would get if the snowfall were collected and melted.) Quote from www.coolantarctica.com