The Island of South Georgia

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CUP Archive, May 21, 1992 - History - 312 pages
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South Georgia is a remote and beautiful island with a varied and intriguing history. This extensively illustrated book is the only comprehensive account of the island, combining historical, geographical, commercial, scientific and political events in a remarkable tour de force. The account is written by a former officer of the British Antarctic Survey, Robert Headland, who spent several periods of scientific duty on the island, the first of these in 1977 greatly stimulating his interest in all aspects of this unique environment. He was present on the island in 1982 during the invasion by the Argentinian forces. Details of these and other events connected with the invasion are included in this book.
  

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Contents

South Georgia Exploration Company
49
Sir Edmond Halley and Paramour
58
1905
67
Major BarrettHamilton 191314
73
Alberto Carcelles 1923 1927 1929
80
Lt Cdr Chaplin and Alert 192630
87
Steinar Olsen and fisheries investig
94
tivities 195559
101
The radio room at King Edward
158
The South Georgia Post Office
166
Physical sciences the land ocean and
170
RAF mail drop at South Georgia
172
Hamberg and Harker Glaciers
179
The natural history of South Georgia
193
149
210
Weddell seal Leptonychotes weddellii
226

Whaling second sealing epoch and set
110
Whale blubber awaiting processing
123
Driving an elephant seal to the beach
129
Carlita Bay field
139
RRS Bransfield
145
Travel and communications
147
Wrecks hulks etc at South Georgia
151
Military action events on South Georgia
237
Bahia Buen Suceso at Leith Harbour
244
The sites leased to whaling com
258
Systematic list of the native vascular
264
Bihliography
270
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