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The Antarctic Manual (Paperback) Loot Price: R595
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The Antarctic Manual (Paperback): Royal Geographical Society
The Antarctic Manual (Paperback): Royal Geographical Society

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Royal Geographical Society

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... northward. At 3, being a little more clear, bore up, passing through a large cluster of icebergs during the day, some very large. As I conceived these to be diifted between Sandwich Land and South Georgia, I kept rather an easterly course, hoping by that means to avoid them. P.m. We had strong gales from the westward. After a short run the weather again became thick; hove to at 10 a.m. Made lights to the cutter, which were answered, but from 11 o'clock saw no more of her, she being then considerably on our weather bow, our head being S.S.W., the wind westerly and blowing a strong gale. Dec. 11.--A.m. About 1 o'clock found ourselves close down upon an iceberg; wore round to the northward until daylight, when we again stood to the southward in hopes of finding the cutter, as I had given Mr. Avery particular instructions should he part company in a fog, to place himself as near as possible, when it cleared away, in the situation in which he lost sight of us, or if in the night to do the same in the morning, and not under any circumstances to make sail again, or run during the fog, and had he attended to these directions he must certainly have seen us on the 11th at noon, as the Tula was never at any time more than five or six miles from the iceberg we saw on the preceding morning. At 12.30 the iceberg bore S. W., and conceiving the cutter might be still further to the westward, I bore up and ran under the lee of it, and brought it to bear about N.W. distant one mile, when I again hove to, the weather being still hazy, in hopes to see the cutter when it should clear away. At daylight, on the 12th, the weather, more moderate and something clearer than yesterday, continued. Lying to until noon, when not seeing anything of the Lively, bore up S.S.E. for..


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2012
First published: July 2012
Authors: Royal Geographical Society
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 12mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 230
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-16294-7
Barcode: 9781150162947
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-16294-5

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