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Slicing the silence : voyaging to Antarctica

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
The author reflects on his experiences exploring Antarctica, the last true wilderness.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Journaux intimes
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Griffiths, Tom, 1957-
Slicing the silence.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2007
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.
Responsibility: Tom Griffiths.
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In December 2002, environmental historian Tom Griffiths set sail with the Australian Antarctic Division to deliver the new team of winterers. In this beautifully written book, he reflects on the  Read more...


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Slicing the Silence: Voyaging to Antarctica is a many-layered, sophisticated narrative, not only of the Antarctic, but our relationship with it. -- Jean McNeil * Globe and Mail * In 2002 Griffiths, Read more...

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