Antarctica: Life on the Ice

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Susan Fox Rogers
Travelers' Tales, 2007 - History - 299 pages
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Antarctica’s legend as a fascinating, forbidding place is confirmed and expanded in these insider articles. Covering 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 limn a world of colorful characters (human and otherwise) and breathtaking backdrops. The humor runs high here in work by Karen Joyce, who recounts an odd afternoon when it “rained chickens,” and Glenn Grant, who riffs on the dreaded “psych test.” Some of the contributors are award-winning travel writers: Bill Fox, for example, leads a pithy tour through the remote base McMurdo, while Lucy Bledsoe tells of looking for krill and finding dinosaur bones instead. Other contributors are newbies who vividly conjure the region’s extraordinary sights, from gale-force winds and magnificent glaciers to mummified seals and charming penguins.

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User Review  - Lauri - Goodreads

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 ... Read full review

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User Review  - Laura Bang - Goodreads

This is a fantastic collection of essays about "life on the Ice". As with any collection by multiple authors, the mix can be hit-or-miss, but this one is pretty much all hits. There were only one or ... Read full review

Contents

The Day It Rained Chickens
12
Lost in the Storm
31
Sunrise at 90 South
47
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Susan Fox Rogers is the editor of Solo: On Her Own Adventures and ANother Wilderness: Notes from the New Outdoorswoman. She lives in Tuscon, Arizona.

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