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    DescriptionThis "hugely entertaining book" ("The Daily Telegraph") tells of the first expeditions to Antarctica - all in search of land, glory, science and profit. Life was harsh: crews had poor provisions and inadequate clothing, and scurvy was a constant threat. With unreliable charts, these intrepid explorers were the first to discover and exploit a new continent, which was not the verdant island they had imagined but an inhospitable, frozen expanse of rock, ringed by pack ice and icebergs.

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    Below the Convergence
    Voyages Toward Antarctica, 1699-1839
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alan Gurney
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    ISBN 13: 9780393329049
    ISBN 10: 0393329046

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
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    LC classification: G
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    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, maps
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    13 April 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    ALAN GURNEY's previous books include the highly acclaimed Compass (ISBN 978 0 393 32713 7) and Race to the White Continent (ISBN 978 0 393 32321 4).
    Review quote
    "An eminently readable book." The Times "This is a riveting read." The Economist "This is an old salt's book which can be read without irritation and with great pleasure by the armchair explorer." Frank McLynn, The Sunday Times "This is history as adventure and the writing matches it." New Scientist"