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The island of South Georgia

Author: Robert Keith Headland
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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South Georgia is a remote and beautiful island with a varied and intriguing history. This extensively illustrated book is the only comprehensive account of the island, combining historical,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Keith Headland
ISBN: 0521252741 9780521252744
OCLC Number: 473919719
Description: 293 s. : illustrations
Contents: List of illustrations; Foreword Sir Rex Hunt CMG; Preface; 1. Geography, administration and population; 2. Discovery of and first landing on South Georgia; 3. Early history and the first epoch of sealing; 4. Expeditions, visits and other events on South Georgia from 1882; 5. Whaling, second sealing and settlement; 6. Travel and communications; 7. Physical sciences; the land, ocean and atmosphere; 8. The natural history of South Georgia; 9. Military action, events on South Georgia in 1982 and the island's future; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Robert Headland.

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Review of the hardback: 'His deep interest in South Georgia and his detailed knowledge of its natural environment and history shines through in his comprehensive account of the island.' The Times Read more...

 
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