Slicing the Silence: Voyaging to Antarctica
Harvard University Press, 2007 - 399 pàgines
Producer: Heron & Crane
From Scott and Shackleton to sled dogs and penguins, stories of Antarctica seize our imagination. In December 2002, environmental historian Tom Griffiths set sail with the Australian Antarctic Division to deliver the new team of winterers. In this beautifully written book, 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.
He weaves together meditations on shipboard life during his three-week voyage with fascinating forays into the history and nature of Antarctica. He brings alive the great age of sail in the initiation of travelers to the great winds of the "roaring forties." No continent is more ruled by wind, and Griffiths explains why Antarctica is a barometer of global climatic health. He charts the race to the South Pole, from its inception as part of the drive to map Earth's magnetism, to the reasons for Robert Scott's tragic death. He also offers vivid descriptions of life in Antarctica, such as the experience of a polar night, the importance of food for morale, and coping with solitude.
A charming narrative and an informative history, Slicing the Silence is an intimate portrait of the last true wilderness.
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In 1935 , Frank Debenham imagined ' this last and least useful continent ' as an '
International Park of vast proportions ' , and Robert Cushman Murphy suggested
in 1962 that Antarctica might properly be regarded as an international park or ...
... 127 Scott Polar Research Institute 10 , 15 , 19 , 102 , 151 , 342 , 354 Scott ,
Kathleen 15 - 16 , 205 , 254 , 348 , 372 ( note 24 ) Scott , Keith 268 Scott , Peter (
Sir ) 331 , 348 Scott , Philippa ( Lady ) 348 Scott , Robert Falcon ( Captain ) 10 -
... 354 Stevens , Geoff 353 Stevenson , Robert Louis 204 Stewart , Douglas 20 ,
28 , 288 Stonehouse , Bernard 374 ( note 8 ) Stonington Island 75 , 151 , 185 ,
20610 , 298 , 310 , 312 , 344 Strenuous Life , The 321 Stromness , South Georgia
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Since The Son and The Daughter came I have become an armchair adventurer rather than an outdoor adventurer. The tale of Shackleton’s adventure to Antarctica has always fascinated me; Trapped in ice ... Llegeix la ressenya completa
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Antarctica, that great, unknown continent, has attracted explorers and scientists for centuries. Like many before him, Griffiths (history, Australian National Univ., Canberra) was drawn to this harsh ... Llegeix la ressenya completa