The Arch of Kerguelen: Voyage to the Islands of Desolation

The Arch of Kerguelen: Voyage to the Islands of Desolation

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The Arch of Kerguelen: Voyage to the Islands of Desolation by Jean-Paul Kauffmann

The Kerguelens - isolated French islands in the southern Indian Ocean - were the home of the Arch of Kerguelen, a 1,000-foot-tall stone vault that had confounded navigators for centuries. Jean-Paul Kauffmann finds poetry in the isolation and strangely serene beauty of this land far from the hustle of "civilized" life, where the vast ocean dominates, where the wind reigns and solitude is interrupted only by animals scrambling in the windswept fields by the graves of those who journeyed there before.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781568581682
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 11/28/2000
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.87(w) x 8.59(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsxi
Part 1"His Majesty seemed satisfied..."1
Part 2The Sheet Anchor55
Part 3Port Jeanne d'Arc101
Part 4Christmas Harbor159
Endnotes201
Bibliography205

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