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Empire Antarctica - Ice, Silence & Emperor Penguins (Paperback) Loot Price: R230
Discovery Miles 2 300
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Empire Antarctica - Ice, Silence & Emperor Penguins (Paperback)

Gavin Francis

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* WINNER OF THE SCOTTISH BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2013 * *Shortlisted for the 2013 Costa Biography Prize* * Shortlisted for the 2013 RSL Ondaatje Prize * * Shortlisted for Banff Adventure Travel Prize * * Shortlisted for Saltire Book of the Year Award * Gavin Francis fulfilled a lifetime's ambition when he spent fourteen months as the base-camp doctor at Halley, a profoundly isolated British research station on the Caird Coast of Antarctica. So remote, it is said to be easier to evacuate a casualty from the International Space Station than it is to bring someone out of Halley in winter. Antarctica offered a year of unparalleled silence and solitude, with few distractions and very little human history, but also a rare oppurtunity to live among emperor penguins, the only species truly at home in the Antarctic. Following the penguins throughout the year -- from a summer of perpetual sunshine to months of winter darkness -- Gavin Francis explores a world of great beauty conjured from the simplest elements, the hardship of living at 50 DegreesC below zero and the unexpected comfort that the penguin community bring.

General

Imprint: Vintage
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: November 2013
Authors: Gavin Francis
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - B-format
Pages: 258
ISBN-13: 978-0-09-956596-3
Categories: Books > Sport & Leisure > Travel & holiday
Books > Sport & Leisure > Travel & holiday > Travel writing
Books > Sport & Leisure > Travel & holiday > Travel writing > General
Books > Travel > Travel writing
Books > Travel > Travel writing > General
LSN: 0-09-956596-X
Barcode: 9780099565963

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