Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica

Sara Wheeler


it's the coldest, windiest, driest position on the earth, an icy wasteland of unearthly good looks and obdurate impenetrability. for hundreds of years, Antarctica has captured the mind's eye of our best scientists and explorers, lingering within the spirit lengthy after their go back. Shackleton referred to as it "the final nice journey"; for Apsley Cherry-Garrard it was once the worst trip on the planet.

This is a publication concerning the name of the wild and the reaction of the spirit to a rustic that exists might be such a lot vividly within the brain. Sara Wheeler spent seven months in Antarctica, dwelling with its scientists and dreamers. No publication is truer to the spirit of that continent--beguiling, enchanted and huge past the furthest reaches of our mind's eye. selected through Beryl Bainbridge and John significant as the most effective books of the 12 months, urged through the editors of leisure Weekly and the Chicago Tribune, one of many Seattle Times's most sensible ten trip books of the 12 months, Terra Incognita is a vintage of polar literature.

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