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Forgotten footprints : lost stories in the discovery of Antarctica

Author: John Harrison
Publisher: Cardigan : Parthian Books, 2012.
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Forgotten Footprints tells the story of the Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands and the Weddell Sea: the most visited places in Antarctica. In 12 years John Harrison has visited the Antarctic over 40 times, where he works as a guide and lectures on adventure cruise ships. Here he offers a selection of highly readable anecdotal accounts of the merchantmen, navy men, sealers, whalers, and aviators who, along  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Harrison, John.
Forgotten Footprints : Lost Stories in the Discovery of Antarctica.
Cardigan : Parthian Books, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Harrison
ISBN: 9781908946218 1908946210
OCLC Number: 824449610
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; PROLOGUE:; 1 : The Master Craftsman:; 2 : William Who?; 3 : The Admiral and the Boy Captain:; 4 : Charted in Blood:; 5 : The Circumnavigators:; 6 : Deception Island; 7 : The First Antarctic Night 1897- 99:; 8 : A Permanent Foothold:; 9 : The Great Escape; 10 : Antarctica with a Butler:; 11 : Red Water: Whaling; 12 : The Boss: Ernest Shackleton (1877-1922); 13 : Living in Antarctica: The Bases; 14 : Who Owns Antarctica?; 15 : The Future of Antarctica; A Glossary of Specialist Polar and Maritime Words; Acknowledgements; About the Author.
Responsibility: John Harrison.

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Traveller John Harrison delivers a selection of highly readable accounts of the merchantmen, navy men, sealers, whalers, and aviators who, with scientists and adventurers drew the first ghostly maps  Read more...
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