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Slicing the silence : voyaging to Antarctica

Author: Tom Griffiths
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author reflects on his experiences exploring Antarctica, the last true wilderness.
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Genre/Form: Diaries
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Griffiths, Tom, 1957-
Slicing the silence.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608153059
Named Person: Tom Griffiths; Tom Griffiths; Tom Griffiths
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Griffiths
ISBN: 9780674026339 0674026330 9780674034709 0674034708
OCLC Number: 87473687
Notes: Simultaneously published in Australia by the UNSW Press.
Description: 399 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue --
18 December : The fire on the snow : legends of the heroic era --
19 December : The breath of Antarctica : the brave west winds --
21 December : The University of the Southern Ocean : life at sea --
23 December : Great south lands : reading the rocks --
24 December : Heavenly bodies : space weather --
25 December : Planting flags : claiming the ice --
26 December : Cold peace : Reds down under --
27 December : Wintering : surviving the polar night --
28 December : Solitude : an experiment in loneliness --
29 December : Honeymoon on ice : love in a cold climate --
30 December : Of huddles and pebbles : life among the penguins --
31 December : The changeover : time, history and generations --
1 January : Green crusaders : greenpeace and greenhouse --
3 January : Feeding body and soul : hunger and wonder --
6 January : Captain Scott's biscuit : the archaeology of return --
7 and 8 January.
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From Scott and Shackleton to sled dogs and penguins, stories of Antarctica seize our imagination. This title shows the history of human experiences in Antarctica, taking the reader on a journey of  Read more...

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In 2002 Griffiths, an environmental historian, accompanied a team of researchers to Antarctica. He writes about the romance of ocean exploration, the expeditions of Scott and Shackleton, but also Read more...

 
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