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Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica

Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica by Sara Wheeler 067944078X 9780679440789
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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 Timess top ten travel books of the year, Terra Incognita is a classic of polar literature.

Author: Sara Wheeler

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 350

Publisher: Random House

Publication Date: 1998-03-03

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