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Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica (Modern Library)

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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 Times's top ten travel books of the year, Terra Incognita is a classic of polar literature.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375753381
Author:
Wheeler, Sara
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Antarctica
Subject:
Polar Regions
Subject:
Antarctica Description and travel.
Subject:
TRAVEL / General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library (Paperback)
Series Volume:
103-428
Publication Date:
19990331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 MAP
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.02x5.16x.96 in. .67 lbs.

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Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Arctic and Antarctic » General
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