The Resource Empire Antarctica : ice, silence & emperor penguins, Gavin Francis

Empire Antarctica : ice, silence & emperor penguins, Gavin Francis

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Empire Antarctica : ice, silence & emperor penguins
Title
Empire Antarctica
Title remainder
ice, silence & emperor penguins
Statement of responsibility
Gavin Francis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Gavin Francis spent fourteen months as a medical doctor 'wintering' in Halley Base, a profoundly isolated research station on the Caird Coast of Antarctica. Attracted by the prospect of solitude and silence -- the base is unreachable for ten months of the year -- it also a rare opportunity to explore the world of the Emperor penguin, the only species truly at home in the Antarctic. As the group of 64 base members narrows down to a core of 14, we move through the year -- from the months of constant sunshine to the three and half months of starlight, and explore the moods and manners of Antarctic living. Among the cold, ice and blankness of the landscape, the legends and myths of Shackleton, Scott, Wilson and Cherry-Garrard loom large, and Francis weaves a discursive and edifying train of thought from characters such as Emerson, Coleridge, Gandhi, Gilbert White, and Pliny, exploring the physical and mental hardship of living at temperatures of -50°C, and the unexpected reassurance and comfort that the penguin community brings in this desolate yet awe-inspiring landscape
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
598.47
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Empire Antarctica : ice, silence & emperor penguins, Gavin Francis
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Empire Antarctica : ice, silence & emperor penguins, Gavin Francis
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
ix, 260 pages, [8] pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780701186890
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps, color portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) HAS244413
  • (OCoLC)801599774
  • (AuCNLKIN)000050210941

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