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Rounding the Horn : a story of discovery and adventure

Author: Dallas Murphy
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Explores the allure of the mythic Cape Horn, located at the southernmost tip of the Andes. Here, the author uses his voyage around Cape Horn to weave together the history of explorations, along with  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Dallas Murphy; Dallas Murphy
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dallas Murphy
ISBN: 029784766X 9780297847663
OCLC Number: 55624804
Description: 302 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: From Ushuaia to Puerto Williams --
Sea-struck --
Wind --
Discovering seas --
Drake --
From Puerto Williams to Caleta Martial --
A glorious failure --
Discovering people --
FitzRoy's Fuegians --
"Too much Skylark!" --
Back home again --
To Cape Horn --
From Hermite to Duck --
The death and life of the British Isles --
How to round Cape Horn --
The undiscovered land --
A fjord for the naming --
The martyrs insisted --
At Wulaia --
"The wet and cold life."
Responsibility: Dallas Murphy.

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"an enjoyable primer, compellingly salty in its retellings... a highly readable and meticulously researched homage to the world's most ragged extremity." -- NICK THORPE DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Rounding the Read more...

 
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