The Ends of the Earth: An Anthology of the Finest Writing on the Arctic and the Antarctic

The Ends of the Earth: An Anthology of the Finest Writing on the Arctic and the Antarctic

by Elizabeth Kolbert, Francis Spufford

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ISBN-13: 9781608196937
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 01/01/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 448
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Elizabeth Kolbert is the author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe, and has been a staff writer for the New Yorker since 1999. Prior to that, she was a reporter for the New York Times. She lives with her husband and three sons in Williamstown, MA. Francis Spufford writes for the Guardian
and lives in Cambridge, England, with his wife and daughter. He
received a Somerset Maugham Award for his book on ice exploration, I May Be Some Time.
Elizabeth Kolbert was a New York Times reporter for fourteen years until she became a staff writer at the New Yorker in 1999. She is the author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe: A Frontline Report on Climate Change and The Sixth Extinction. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and children.

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Francis Spufford writes for the Guardian and lives in Cambridge, England, with his wife and daughter. He received a Somerset Maugham Award for his book on ice exploration, I May Be Some Time.

Table of Contents


Introduction     1
The Extreme Misery of the Whole Party     7
The Return of Light     11
Murder in the Arctic?     14
See the Esquimaux     30
Mount Hatteras     37
The Winter Night     45
Andree's Second Diary     58
We Reach the Pole     62
Kasiagsak, The Great Liar     71
Songs of the Inuit     76
The Garden of Eden     82
Kabloona     88
A Greenland Christmas     99
In a Far Country     112
Land Ho!     127
Icelandic Pioneer     134
The Land, Breathing     145
Aliberti's Ride     157
Unexpected Poisons     173
Shishmaref, Alaska     187
Brief Chronology of Arctic Exploration     203
Acknowledgments     207

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