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Terra incognita : travels in Antarctica

Author: Sara Wheeler
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Modern Library pbk. editionView all editions and formats
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It is the coldest, windiest, driest place on earth, an icy desert of unearthly beauty and stubborn impenetrability. For centuries, Antarctica has captured the imagination of our greatest scientists and explorers, lingering in the spirit long after their return. Shackleton called it "the last great journey"; for Apsley Cherry-Garrard it was the worst journey in the world. This is a book about the call of the wild and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wheeler, Sara.
Terra incognita.
(DLC) 98055517
(OCoLC)40602685
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Wheeler
ISBN: 9780804152426 080415242X
OCLC Number: 891081484
Notes: Originally published: London : Jonathan Cape, 1996.
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 351 pages) : maps
Contents: Introduction --
pt. 1 --
Map : The Antarctic continent --
1. The big white --
2. Terra Nova Bay --
3. Landscapes of the mind --
4. The other side of silence --
5. The naked soul of man --
6. At the South Pole --
7. Feasting in the tropics --
8. The response of the spirit --
9. Igloos and nitroglycerine --
10. Icebreaker --
pt. 2 --
Map : The Antarctic Peninsula --
11. From New Zealand to the Falklands --
12. One of the boys --
13. Fossil Bluff and the Ski Hi Nunataks --
14. Afloat in the Southern Ocean --
pt. 3 --
Map : Ross Island and McMurdo Sound --
15. Wooville 1 : the Erebus Glacier Tongue --
16. Wooville 2 : Cape Evans --
17. Restoration --
Epilogue : Ulysses --
Appendix : Bread-and-butter pudding --
Select bibliography --
Acknowledgments.
Responsibility: Sara Wheeler.
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Abstract:

It is the coldest, windiest, driest place on earth, an icy desert of unearthly beauty and stubborn impenetrability. For centuries, Antarctica has captured the imagination of our greatest scientists and explorers, lingering in the spirit long after their return. Shackleton called it "the last great journey"; for Apsley Cherry-Garrard it was the worst journey in the world. This is a book about the call of the wild and the response of the spirit to a country that exists perhaps most vividly in the mind. Sara Wheeler spent seven months in Antarctica, living with its scientists and dreamers. No book is more true to the spirit of that continent--beguiling, enchanted and vast beyond the furthest reaches of our imagination. Chosen by Beryl Bainbridge and John Major as one of the best books of the year, recommended by the editors of Entertainment Weekly and the Chicago Tribune, one of the Seattle Times's top ten travel books of the year, Terra Incognita is a classic of polar literature

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