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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—Entertainment Weekly "A triumph... I cannot believe that anything better will ever be written about Antarctica." —Daily Telegraph "I have read many accounts of polar exploration, but never one which so touchingly describes its ...
—Publishers Weekly (starred) "Full of intriguing characters, compelling history, and narrative that createsvividpictures of this cold, forbidding, magical place... a welcome ...
Three weeks before departure I had to undergo various unpleasant tests to document that my heart murmur was not one of the uncommon kind likely to stage a rebellion on the ice. The cardiologist in Harley Street who applied himself to ...
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 ...
I read in a textbook on Antarctic psychology published recently by Victoria University of Wellington that when two men placed a personal ad in a magazine asking for "active female companionship for a week for fit men about to go to the ...
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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
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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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