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Antarctica and Back in Sixty Days - Tim Bowden

Antarctica and Back in Sixty Days

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Published: 1st July 1999
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Tim Bowden first visited and fell in love with Antarctica in 1989 and has been back five times. This is the very personal memoir of that first trip south.
With a well-tuned sense of the absurd, Tim introduces the varied personalities and eccentricities of life on board the resupply ship Icebird. He describes the danger and excitement of travel to this continent of vast and overwhelming beauty. And, he coaxes frank and often moving memories from the most reticent of his fellow travellers. Antarctica and Back in Sixty Days is quintessential Bowden.
Tim Bowden is an acclaimed oral historian, broadcaster and radio and television documentary maker. Breaking the Ice, continues to receives accolades. The Silence Calling, the definitive history of Australians in Antarctica, was published to exceptional reviews.

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Author's Preface

Introduction

I am Equipped for the Great Adventure

Nasty Happenings in the Night

Storms and Superstitions at Sea

We Enter the Pack Ice

Musing on Whale Slaughter and Japanese Chopstick-Based Research Projects

First Visit to Mawson Station

Voyage Six Ice Edge Megawank

Bored Politicians on Ice

Nearly Nipped by the Ice

We Depart Mawson Station

Oil on Icy Waters

We Adjust to a Half Empty Ship

Mawson Ice Edge Again!

We Reach Mawson at Last

The Difficulty of Farewelling a Continent

ISBN: 9781865080994
ISBN-10: 1865080993
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 1st July 1999
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.2  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1