Slicing the Silence: Voyaging to Antarctica

Slicing the Silence: Voyaging to Antarctica

by Tom Griffiths
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Harvard University Press

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Slicing the Silence: Voyaging to Antarctica

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.

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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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