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A Visitor's Guide to South Georgia

Second Edition

Sally Poncet, Kim Crosbie

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This is the only illustrated guide specifically tailored to the needs of visitors to this remote and captivating part of the world, and it is the ideal book for armchair naturalists.

A Visitor's Guide to South Georgia features hundreds of color photographs of the diverse wildlife and breathtaking scenery to be found at this unique tourist destination. It includes extensive and up-to-date coverage of all wildlife groups—from albatrosses and petrels to seals and penguins—as well as color maps and detailed information for the 23 key visitor sites. This stunning photographic guide describes the history, geology, and culture of South Georgia. It also provides a checklist of all fauna and flora as well as valuable tips for visitors to the islands, and the book’s wirebound format enables it to fold out flat for easy use in a water-protective holder.

  • Features hundreds of photos

  • Covers all wildlife groups

  • Includes maps and information for the 23 key visitor sites

  • Describes South Georgia’s unique history, geology, and culture

  • Provides a checklist of all fauna and flora

  • Gives valuable tips for visitors



Rocky shore, Gentoo penguin, Tierra del Fuego, Antarctic prion, Seabird, Prince Olav Harbour, Cape Paryadin, Factory ship, St. Andrews Bay (Florida), Marine biology, Southern giant petrel, Weddell Glacier, Elsehul, Sand, South Georgia pintail, Bird strike, Ocean, Buoy, Guano, Royal Bay, Patagonian toothfish, Marine Stewardship Council, Marchantia, South American Plate, Gold Harbour, Breakwind Ridge, Sooty albatross, South Georgia Museum, Macrocystis pyrifera, King penguin, Cape Rosa, Campsite, Southern England, Weddell seal, Pipit, Falkland Islands, Peggotty Bluff, Cumberland Bay, Fur seal, Kelp gull, Wandering albatross, Sea anemone, South Georgia diving petrel, Rock cod, Shingle beach, Isla San Pedro, Iris Bay, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Chinstrap penguin, King Edward Point, Indian Ocean, Penguin, South Orkney Islands, Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels, Barff Peninsula, Stewart Island, Elephant seal, Grytviken, Antarctic Convergence, Prion Island, Trywork, Discovery Investigations, Cave Cove, Kelp forest, Albatross, Larsen Harbour, South America, Southern right whale, Blue petrel, Southern Continent, Continental fragment, Weddell Sea, Southern Ocean, Beagle Channel, Southern Whaling and Sealing Company, Commercial fishing, Bay of Isles, Explorer II, Whaling, Cooper Island, Bird nest, Fishery, Durvillaea antarctica, Leith Harbour, Deep sea, Scotia Sea, Scrimshaw, South Georgia pipit, Common diving petrel, Godthul, Macaroni penguin, Flier (fish), Stromness Bay, Fishing, South Shetland Islands, Antarctic tern, International Polar Year, Cape petrel, Possession Bay, Clerke Rocks