Antarctica: First Impressions, 1773-1930
Freemantle Arts Centre Press, Jan 1, 2001 - History - 253 pages
These travellers’ tales have one thing in common: they are true. Antarctica is the driest, the windiest, the highest continent on earth. And the least known. This anthology offers a diverse collection of gripping autobiographical first impressions of travellers of all kinds to Antarctica. From the very famous, to the many long forgotten expeditioners and voyagers, whose stories are some of the most extraordinary tales of courage and daring ever published.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
in Seraph Annaivan Penguin 182931
9 other sections not shown
afternoon ahead Antarctic Circle Antarctic Expedition Antarctic petrels Antarctica appeared Australia barrier bergs birds Bjaaland blizzard blue petrels boats British Antarctic Expedition camp Cape Cape Adare Cape Evans Captain clear clouds coast cold colour continued course Crane Channel crevasse dark Deception Island deck depot distance dogs Douglas Mawson drift east eight exploration feet floes gale going Graham Land Hanssen Hayward horizon Hut Point ice islands icebergs January journey latitude light longitude looked loose ice March masses Mawson miles minutes morning mountains night noon o'clock observations ocean pack party passed penguins petrels pieces plateau Polar Polheim reached Richy round sail seal seemed seen ship shore side sight sledge snow soon South Pole southern Stareek stood surface temperature tent thick took turned vessel voyage weather whales whilst Wild wind yards