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Rounding the Horn : Being the Story of Williwaws and Windjammers, Drake, Darwin, Murdered Missionaries and Naked Natives--a Deck's-eye View of Cape Horn - Dallas Murphy

Rounding the Horn

Being the Story of Williwaws and Windjammers, Drake, Darwin, Murdered Missionaries and Naked Natives--a Deck's-eye View of Cape Horn

Paperback Published: 1st June 2005
ISBN: 9780465047604
Number Of Pages: 384

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Fifty-five degrees 59 minutes South by 67 degrees 16 minutes West: Cape Horn--a buttressed pyramid of crumbly rock situated at the very bottom of South America--is a place of forlorn and foreboding beauty that has captured the dark imaginations of explorers and writers from Francis Drake to Joseph Conrad. For centuries, the small stretch of water between Cape Horn and the Antarctic Peninsula was the only gateway between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It's a place where the storms are bigger, the winds stronger, and the seas rougher than anywhere else on earth.Dallas Murphy has always been sea-struck. In "Rounding the Horn" he undertakes the ultimate maritime rite of passage, and brings the reader along for a thrilling, exuberant tour. Weaving together stories of his own nautical adventures with long-lost tales of those who braved the Cape before him--from Spanish missionaries to Captain Cook--and interspersing them with breathtaking descriptions of the surrounding wilderness, Murphy has crafted an immensely enjoyable read.

"I can't remember the last time I had so much fun reading, curling up comfortably for such an articulate adventure. Murphy's writing is vivid, his tales by turns admiring, irreverent, contemplative."

List of Mapsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
From Ushuaia to Puerto Williamsp. 1
Sea-Struckp. 23
Windp. 39
Discovering Seasp. 51
Drakep. 73
From Puerto Williams to Caleta Martialp. 95
A Glorious Failurep. 115
Discovering Peoplep. 131
FitzRoy's Fuegiansp. 145
"Too Much Skylark!"p. 159
Back Home Againp. 175
To Cape Hornp. 197
From Hermite to Duckp. 215
The Death and Life of the British Islesp. 237
How to Round Cape Hornp. 253
The Undiscovered Landp. 267
A Fjord for the Namingp. 283
The Martyrs Insistedp. 295
At Wulaiap. 315
"The Wet and Cold Life"p. 329
Acknowledgmentsp. 333
Bibliographyp. 335
Indexp. 341
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ISBN: 9780465047604
ISBN-10: 0465047602
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st June 2005
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 13.34  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition

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