Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica
Random House Publishing Group, 1 окт. 2014 г. - Всего страниц: 384
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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The cusps between the two are short and exciting as few as eight weeks might pass from the moment the sun makes its first appearance over the horizon to the day it never sets. * 99.6 percent is the latest figure from the BAS/SPRI ...
appearance over the horizon to the day it never sets. The summer season, broadly speaking, runs from mid-October to late February. One of Antarctica's most salient characteristics is that of scale. The continent, one tenth of the ...
Yet anyone with lowlife inclinations appeared at the Corner Bar within 48 hours of arrival. The Corner Bar was the creation of four enterprising support staffers who had turned their two-bedroom-plus-connectingbathroom configuration ...
After we had traveled about 50 miles, a low bank of clouds appeared on the horizon. Over the headset I heard them weighing our options. The weather reports sounded gloomy, and we hadn't even reached the refueling depot.
One drink had slid seamlessly into another, and to make matters worse, or better, the blond Texan seismic geologist had appeared halfway through the evening. Most New Zealanders are game for a party at any given moment, and these three ...
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LibraryThing ReviewПользовательский отзыв - PDCRead - LibraryThing
In her writing, Wheeler has a knack for immersing herself in the places that she visits, and teasing out the stories of the location and the people. She has been appointed writer in residence in ... Читать весь отзыв
LibraryThing ReviewПользовательский отзыв - mahallett - LibraryThing
i find antarctica really boring to read about. it's just cold and white. maybe being there is a different experience. the history of antarctic exploration was the only thing i found interesting in ... Читать весь отзыв
THREE Landscapes of the Mind
FOUR The Other Side of Silence
FIVE The Naked Soul of Man
SIX At the South Pole
SEVEN Feasting in the Tropics
EIGHT The Response of the Spirit
NINE Igloos and Nitroglycerine
TWELVE One of the Boys
THIRTEEN Fossil Bluff and the Ski Hi Nunataks
FOURTEEN Afloat in the Southern Ocean
The Erebus Glacier Tongue
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