MAMMOTH BOOK OF ANTARCTIC JOURNEYS


MAMMOTH BOOK OF ANTARCTIC JOURNEYS

EDITED BY JON E. LEWIS    Book Number: 85373    Product format: Paperback

The South Pole, the southern end of the Earth's axis, lies within Antarctica, the world's most hostile continent. From the warmth and comfort of your armchair, here is travel at its most adventurous. Dog Days by Robert F. Scott, The Loss of the Endurance by Ernest Shackleton, Alone by Richard E. Byrd, The Killer Underwater by Gareth Wood, Melting Point by David Helvarg and Swimming to Antarctica by Lynne Cox are among the 32 first-hand accounts of men and women challenging one of the last true wildernesses. From James Cook's 18th century assertion that 'No man will ever venture further than I have done' to Lynne Cox's description of her epic, icy swim in the 21st century, here are both legendary tales of heroism, and startling contemporary accounts of the impact of global warming on the Earth's sole underdeveloped continent. Thick fogs, snowstorms, intense cold render navigation dangerous in a country doomed by Nature never to once feel the warmth of the sun's rays and with ports wholly filled up with frozen snow of vast thickness and with a sharp frost which can be equally fatal. 469pp in paperback.
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ISBN 9781849017220
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