The very best writing on the Antarctic, from James Cook's eighteenth-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 twenty-first century - 32 first-hand accounts of men and women challenging one of the Earth's last true wildernesses.
Here you will find both legendary tales of heroism and startling contemporary accounts of the impact of global warming on the Earth's sole undeveloped continent, including:
'Dog Days' by Robert Falcon Scott
'The Loss of the Endurance' by Ernest Shackleton.
'Alone' by Richard E Byrd.
'The Killer under the Water' by Gareth Wood.
'Melting Point' by David Helvarg.
'Swimming to Antarctica' by Lynne Cox.
|Publisher:||Little, Brown Book Group|
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About the Author
Jon E. Lewis is a historian and writer, whose books on history and military history
are sold worldwide. He is also editor of many The Mammoth Book of anthologies, including the bestselling On the Edge and Endurance and Adventure.
He holds graduate and postgraduate degrees in history. His work has appeared in New Statesman, the Independent, Time Out and the Guardian. He lives in Herefordshire with his partner and children.
Praise for his previous books:
England: The Autobiography:
'A triumph' Saul David, author of Victoria's Army
The British Soldier: The Autobiography:
'this thoughtful compilation . . . almost unbearably moving.' Guardian
'Compelling tommy's eye view of war.' Daily Telegraph
'What a book. Five stars.' Daily Express