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The Island of South Georgia - Robert K. Headland

The Island of South Georgia

Paperback

Published: 20th July 1992
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South Georgia is a remote and beautiful island with a varied and intriguing history. This extensively illustrated book is the only comprehensive account of the island, combining historical, geographical, commercial, scientific and political events in a remarkable tour de force. The account is written by a former officer of the British Antarctic Survey, Robert Headland, who spent several periods of scientific duty on the island, the first of these in 1977 greatly stimulating his interest in all aspects of this unique environment. He was present on the island in 1982 during the invasion by the Argentinian forces. Details of these and other events connected with the invasion are included in this book.

Review of the hardback: 'His deep interest in South Georgia and his detailed knowledge of its natural environment and history shines through in his comprehensive account of the island.' The Times Higher Education Supplement Review of the hardback: 'I assert at once that this is a truly splendid book by a knowledgeable scholar, catholic in interest and qualified by extensive personal experience of the island.' Geographical Journal

List of illustrations
Foreword Sir Rex Hunt CMG
Preface
Geography, administration and population
Discovery of and first landing on South Georgia
Early history and the first epoch of sealing
Expeditions, visits and other events on South Georgia from 1882
Whaling, second sealing and settlement
Travel and communications
Physical sciences the land, ocean and atmosphere
The natural history of South Georgia
Military action, events on South Georgia in 1982 and the island's future
Appendices
Bibliography
Index.
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521424745
ISBN-10: 0521424747
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 20th July 1992
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.61 x 18.9  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.56