“Homeward Bound” is an international program that unites women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) from all over the world. When Elena Ioli joined this program she could only imagine what the Antarctic voyage would have been. Now her story will amaze us too. The first part of this book is her travel diary, full of an astonishing nature, the joy of penguins, and the various research stations. The second part of the book is devoted to the aim of the expedition: the fight against climate change. Studying climate change in Antarctica enables scientists to predict more accurately future climate changes and provide informations to politicians and policy makers. Reading this book can increase our awareness: we have to take urgent actions.
Elena Ioli is an Italian theoretical physicist, teacher of physics at high school, science editor and author of physics textbooks and digital materials for educational purpose. She is member of the editorial board of the Italian science magazine Sapere. She holds a Master in Science Communication from SISSA (International School for Advanced Studies) in Italy. She has also written Mysterious black holes (Nero come un buco nero) translated in English and French.