The Mammoth Book of Antarctic Journeys: 32 eye-witness accounts of adventure in the Antarctic

The Mammoth Book of Antarctic Journeys: 32 eye-witness accounts of adventure in the Antarctic

by Jon E. Lewis

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Overview

The very best writing on the Antarctic, from James Cook's eighteenth-century assertion that 'no man will ever venture further than I have done' to Lynne Cox's description of her epic, icy swim in the twenty-first century - 32 first-hand accounts of men and women challenging one of the Earth's last true wildernesses.

Here you will find both legendary tales of heroism and startling contemporary accounts of the impact of global warming on the Earth's sole undeveloped continent, including:

'Dog Days' by Robert Falcon Scott

'The Loss of the Endurance' by Ernest Shackleton.

'Alone' by Richard E Byrd.

'The Killer under the Water' by Gareth Wood.

'Melting Point' by David Helvarg.

'Swimming to Antarctica' by Lynne Cox.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780331348
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date: 01/19/2012
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 300
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

JON E. LEWIS is an historian and author of numerous bestselling books on history and military history, including Voices from D-Day, Voices from the Holocaust, The Mammoth Book of the Vietnam War and A Brief History of the First World War. He holds graduate and postgraduate degrees in history and his work has appeared in New Statesman, the Independent, Time Out and the Guardian. He lives in Herefordshire.

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