The Ends of the Earth: The Arctic

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Elizabeth Kolbert, Francis Spufford
Granta, 2007 - Antarctica - 288 pages
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This anthology features a selection of the greatest writing about the Arctic and Antarctic, presenting an international mix of classic first-person accounts of exploration, travelogues and works of cultural history, natural science and fiction.

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Elizabeth Kolbert Introduction
John Franklin The Extreme Misery of the Whole Party
Elisha Kent KaneThe Return of Light

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About the author (2007)

Elizabeth Kolbert is a staff writer for The New Yorker. Her series on global warming, The Climate of Man, won the American Association for the Advancement of Science's magazine writing award and a National Academies communications award. She is a two-time National Magazine Award winner. She has written several books including Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change and The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History.

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