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Terra Incognita : Travels in Antarctica
by Sara Wheeler


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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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  • ISBN-13: 9780375753381
  • ISBN-10: 0375753389
  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • Publish Date: March 1999
  • Page Count: 384
  • Dimensions: 8.02 x 5.16 x 0.96 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.67 pounds

Series: Modern Library (Paperback)

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