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Antarctica and Back in Sixty Days - Tim Bowden

Antarctica and Back in Sixty Days

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Tim Bowden's account of his journeys to the Antarctic combine adventure, exploration, social history, human endeavour and humour in the most isolated continent on earth. 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: 9781742696515
ISBN-10: 1742696511
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 1st July 1999
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Edition Number: 1