A detailed, practical guide to Antarctica and one of the only guides available. Includes a section on wildlife but does lack some detail on the islands, for example, there are approximately 12 pages on South Georgia and 14 on the Falklands.
An excellent field guide which includes a cultural and historical introduction to the region and a section on each of the main animal groups. Each animal is illustrated in colour by Dafila Scott (granddaughter of Scott of Antarctica) and is accompanied by lengthy notes and a map of its habitat.
Less practical than the Lonely Planet equivalent, it is written by two zoologists and is designed for a sightseer concerned with wildlife and conservation. Includes details on the 26 most popular sites, information on 30 species of birds and mammals and a chapter on conservation.