Antarctica: life on the ice
Antarctica: Life on the Ice is a collection of twenty personal essays from workers, scientists and travellers about their (mis)adventures to Antarctica. For anyone who has ever wondered what it would be like to live and work in the coldest, harshest continent here are the inside stories that describe everything from "Happy Camper School" to washing dishes to what it's like to fall in love in a place where the sun never goes down (or never comes up). These articles describe a world of colourful characters (human and otherwise) and breathtaking backdrops. The humour runs high here in essays by Karen Joyce, who recoutns an odd afternoon when it "rained chickens", and Glenn Grant, who describes the dreaded "psych test". Some of the contributors are award-winning travel writers; Bill Fox, for example, leads a poetic tour through the remote base McMurdo, while Lucy Bledsoe tells of looking for krill and ending up finding dinosaur bones. Other contributors are first time writers who vividly conjure the regions' extraordinary sights, fom gale-force winds and magnificent glaciers to mummified seals and charming penguins.
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This was a really good collection of stories and experiences written by people who have lived/worked in Antarctica primarily over the past 3 decades. It was well edited and each piece had a short ...
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Reading this years after reading William L Fox's impressive Terra Antarctica: Looking into the Emptiest Continent and Alexa Thomson's Antarctica on a Plate was an amusing experience... Same people and ... Read full review
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