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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It took two years to organize the journey. During that period I was accepted as the first foreigner on the American National Science Foundation's Antarctic Artists' and Writers' Program. The two years unraveled in a seamless roll of ...
It took the rest of the table some time to grasp the basic principles. Idealt confidently with all appeals, as custodian of this British rite; it didn't matter that I, too, had never understood the rules. Those elysian Sunday afternoons ...
After the First World War, Shackleton took off again, this time aboard Quest, with the aim of mapping an unknown sector of Antarctic coastline. On the journey out, he died. Together with Ibsen and Grieg, Roald Amundsen brought his young ...
It took place in the Crary lounge and the teacher, a field leader called Bill with eyes the color of cornflower hearts, produced a fistful of frozen sausages from a glove to illustrate the danger of frostbitten fingers.
I took a pencil out of my pocket and scribbled a note on the sign: “Gone to Terra Nova Bay in a Squirrel. W-002.” Terr a No v a Bay Suddenly I saw the 26 T E R R A l N C C G N | T A.
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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
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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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