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    • ISBN:9781849017220
    • Publication date:19 Jan 2012
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The Mammoth Book of Antarctic Journeys

32 eye-witness accounts of adventure in the Antarctic

By Jon E. Lewis

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The very best writing on the Antarctic from Ernest Shackleton to endurance swimmer Lynne Cox. Ties in with the centenary of Scott's expedition to the South Pole.

The very best writing on the Antarctic, from James Cook's eighteenth-century assertion that 'no man will ever venture further than I have done' to Lynne Cox's description of her epic, icy swim in the twenty-first century - 32 first-hand accounts of men and women challenging one of the Earth's last true wildernesses.

Here you will find both legendary tales of heroism and startling contemporary accounts of the impact of global warming on the Earth's sole undeveloped continent, including:

'Dog Days' by Robert Falcon Scott

'The Loss of the Endurance' by Ernest Shackleton.

'Alone' by Richard E Byrd.

'The Killer under the Water' by Gareth Wood.

'Melting Point' by David Helvarg.

'Swimming to Antarctica' by Lynne Cox.

Biographical Notes

Jon E. Lewis is a writer and historian. His many previous books include the bestselling The Mammoth Book of the Edge, Mammoth Book of Polar Journeys, The Mammoth Book of How it Happened: Everest and The Mammoth Book of Wild Journeys.

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