Slicing the Silence: Voyaging to Antarctica

Slicing the Silence: Voyaging to Antarctica

by Tom Griffiths
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674026330

ISBN-13: 9780674026339

Pub. Date: 10/15/2007

Publisher: Harvard University Press

In this beautifully written book, Tom Griffiths reflects on the history of human experiences in Antarctica, taking the reader on a journey of discovery, exploration, and adventure in an unforgettable land.

Overview

In this beautifully written book, Tom Griffiths reflects on the history of human experiences in Antarctica, taking the reader on a journey of discovery, exploration, and adventure in an unforgettable land.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674026339
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
10/15/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue 2

18 December The Fire on the Snow: Legends of the heroic era 5

19 December The Breath of Antarctica: The brave west winds 31

21 December The Unisersity of the Southern Ocean: Life at sea 51

23 December Great South Lands: Reading the rocks 67

24 December Heavenly Bodies: Space weather 83

25 December Planting Flags: Claiming the ice 107

26 December Cold Peace: Reds down under 133

27 December Wintering: Surviving the polar night 157

28 December Solitude: An experiment in loneliness 187

29 December Honeymoon on ICE: Love in a cold climate 197

30 December Of Huddles and Pebbles: Life among the penguins 219

31 December The Changeover: Time, history and generations 243

1 January Green Crusaders: Greenpeace and greenhouse 273

3 January Feeding Body and Soul: Hunger and wonder 295

6 January Captain Scott's Biscuit: The archaeology of return 327

7 and 8 January 351

Acknowledgments 353

Notes 356

Index 386

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