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by Sara Wheeler

  • Author: Sara Wheeler
  • ISBN: 1841972665
  • ISBN13: 978-1841972664
  • ePub: 1335 kb | FB2: 1383 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Polar Regions
  • Publisher: Clipper Audio (January 2001)
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 831
  • Format: lrf lrf txt lit
Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica ePub download

Sara Wheeler spent seven months in Antarctica, living with its scientists and dreamers. Sara Wheeler relates her months in Antarctica with vivid discription that as an artist I can "see" her experience.

Sara Wheeler spent seven months in Antarctica, living with its scientists and dreamers. No book is more true to the spirit of that continent-beguiling, enchanted and vast beyond the furthest reaches of our imagination.

Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica was an international bestseller that The New York Times described as "gripping, emotional" and "compelling," and The Magnetic North: Notes from the Arctic Circle was chosen as Book of the Year by Michael Palin and Will Self, among others. Wheeler lives in London. Библиографические данные. Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica.

Terra Incognita book. Sara Wheeler spent seven months in Antarctica, living with its scientists and dreamers. It is the coldest, windiest, driest place on earth, an icy desert.

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The Magnetic North: Notes from the Arctic Circle, was chosen as Book of the Year by Will Self, Michael Palin, A. N. Wilson and others. She has published two biographies of travellers: Cherry: A Life of Apsley Cherry-Garrard, and Too Close to the Sun: The Life and Times of Denys Finch Hatton, and was immensely relieved to write about women at last in O My America!.

Terra Incognita is one of those books. This is a wonderfully woven tale of travel to Antarctica in the past and present

Terra Incognita is one of those books. No matter how Sara Wheeler got there, her 7-month trip through Antarctica unfolds beautifully between the eccentric and fun "beakers" she meets along the way and the intense splendor of the continent. This is a wonderfully woven tale of travel to Antarctica in the past and present. It's not just Scott and Shackleton, but Seismic Man (a scientist there today), told in an engaging style. Nor is it just about travel to a physical place (albeit the most extreme on earth). Wheeler also describes the inner journey that travelers to Antarctica inevitably make. Antarctica is now on my destination list.

The Magnetic North: Notes from the Arctic Circle, was chosen as Book of the Year by Will Self, Michael Palin, A. She has published two biographies of travellers: Cherry: A Life of Apsley Cherry-Garrard, and Too Close to the Sun: The Life and Times of Denys Finch Hatton, and was immensely relieved to write about women at last in O My America!

The Magnetic North: Notes from the Arctic Circle, was chosen as Book of the Year by Will Self, Michael Palin, A. She has published two biographies of travellers: Cherry: A Life of Apsley Cherry-Garrard, and Too Close to the Sun: The Life and Times of Denys Finch Hatton, and was immensely relieved to write about women at last in O My America!

Travels in Antarctica. Through Sara Wheeler, the Antarctic is revealed, in all its seductive mystery. Her book is an impressive achievement, one genuinely brushed by the ghosts of the past".

Travels in Antarctica. Antarctica could hope for no better chronicler: spirited, humorous and highly intelligent, she is also a writer of rare talent' Observer. a wonderful book and terrific corrective to the polar bulldust periodically emitted by Sir Ralph Wotsisname and others of his ilk".

SiIеnt
Terra Incognita is a delight. Wheeler is witty, charming and interesting, and her descriptions of both her outer and inner journeys in Antarctica are terrific reading. Along with her own experiences, Wheeler reviews the history of antarctic exploration with particular insight into the British character and experience. I still think Scott was a twit, but I understand his mentality a little better now. While Wheeler lacks the passionate introspection of Byrd's _Alone_, her depiction of her winter on the ice gives a sense of the changes such a powerful environment produces on the psyche. _Terra Incognita_ is definitely on the short list of terrific Antarctica books.
Mettiarrb
To,ely,delivery. Just the book Imwanted. Thanks
Geny
Great pictures and info.
Budar
The topic drew me to this book! I love reality-based adventure stories! With a woman as the protagonist---the seeker of adventure--it's the icing(ha-ha) on the cake for me---usually. While I truly found the book interesting, it was highly in need of merciless cutting and tightening!! I did enjoy the last third of the book the most (maybe in anticipation of the end being in sight???). I did find the book too repetitive--and too long. I began having difficulty differentiating one glacial mountain from the other; the endless night of winter felt--well--endless! The main benefit for me in reading the book over our weeks of record heat here in NC was in imagining being surrounded on all sides by ice! I liked the part about the early signs of lengthening daylight; but maybe that's because I do suffer from SAD (seasonal affective disorder). My winter depression is part of the reason I moved down from the Northeast to the Southeast to live. So everyone can take my impression of this book with a grain of salt! But I still think the book is overly long!
Alien
S. Wheeler's book takes the reader to a fantastic world rarely seen by the ordinary visitor. Whoever loves the Antarctic or is curious about the international research stations there will enjoy her book tremendously. Besides, she has a great sense of humour.
Exellent
I first read this book after checking out a copy from our local library, and was so impressed with the story that I wanted a copy of my own. Sara Wheeler is a fine writer, who uses exhaustive research and incredible word skills to tell her story. My only concern was that I had to keep a dictionary handy to stay with her! I consider it the best read I have had in years, and was most pleased to get my personal copy very quickly from Amazon.
Jarortr
Slow start but once I got into it this was a very good book.
Sara Wheeler relates her months in Antarctica with vivid discription that as an artist I can "see" her experience. Any one who loves to travel will take this trip with her.
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