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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Once I had glimpsed it, the Antarctic remained lodged in my mind's eye. I forced my friends to sit in empty cinemas whenever Charles Frend's 1948 film Scott of the Antarctic resurfaced and we watched John Mills stride across a ...
The sprawling piles of rubbish once photographed by Greenpeace were a distant memory. Only veterans could remember the barrel that had been roped off between McMurdo and Scott Base after it allegedly fell off the end of the Geiger ...
... to prove once again that the manhood of our nation is not dead and that the characteristics of our ancestors who won the Empire still flourish among us." * Twenty-four-hour daylight was desynchronizing, and watching Mount Discovery ...
Once I got back to 1990 I became muddled as to who came where, so I fished out a pen, straightened the wrapper of a granola bar, and wrote a column of names next to a column of dates, with a third column for hair color.
... and once they even held a competition to decide who was better. It was difficult to imagine members of a contemporary expedition sitting around arguing over the merits of Auden and Yeats. The disparate buildings of the station were ...
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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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