Big Dead Place: Inside the Strange and Menacing World of Antarctica

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Feral House, 2005 - History - 259 pages
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In the desolate continent of Antarctica, the United States Government has set up three bases operated by the Raytheon corporation. These alleged ports of high science have seen little if any technical endeavours this century; nevertheless, the charade continues and many dozens of workers are cooped up together in high-tech communes. Harassed by a tic-tac bureaucracy that makes the Soviet Union look free and easy, these bases are filled with highly neurotic individuals who use their free time playing mind games with one another.
 

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An amusing anecdotal account of a contract worker in the Antarctic. Sort of like "The Office" with malevolent upper management, indiscriminate sex, -100 weather, skuas, and way too much booze. Read full review

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The cynic knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. ~Oscar Wilde I had a hard time coming up with words to describe Big Dead Place. What I loved about it is the straight-forward ... Read full review

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Bibliography
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Acknowledgments
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