This book comes in two versions. This is the 10 x 8 version and is offered in both soft and hardcover. The second version is in a coffee table style 13 x 11 format. The book provides an excellent introduction to the Antarctic region for anyone considering such a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. You'll get a wonderful sense of what such a voyage entails, as well as enjoy a fascinating primer on the region's natural and human history.