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    Still Life: Inside the Antarctic Huts of Scott and Shackleton (Book) Compiled by Nigel Watson, Photographs by Jane Ussher

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    Description"Still Life is a unique and hauntingly beautiful photographic study of the Antarctic huts that served as expedition bases for explorations led by Captain Robert Falcon Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton. At the turn of the twentieth century Antarctica was the focus of one of the last great races of exploration and discovery. Known as the 'heroic age', from 1895 to 1917 Antarctic explorers set off from their huts in search of adventure, science and glory but some, such as Scott, were never to return. The World Wars intervened and the huts were left as time capsules of Edwardian life. Jane Ussher was invited by the Antarctic Heritage Trust to record 'the unusual, the hidden and minutiae of these sites'. The Executive Director of the Trust, Nigel Watson, provides a fascinating introduction to the history and atmosphere of each hut. "

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    Still Life
    Inside the Antarctic Huts of Scott and Shackleton
    Authors and contributors
    Compiled by Nigel Watson, Photographs by Jane Ussher
    Physical properties
    Format: Book
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 240 mm
    Height: 320 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 1,996 g
    ISBN 13: 9781741967395
    ISBN 10: 1741967392

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: PHO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.4
    BIC subject category V2: AJC
    DC22: B
    B&T General Subject: 620
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15870
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MTS
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS046000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ARCTIC
    Ingram Subject Code: AP
    Libri: I-AP
    BISAC V2.8: PHO014000
    LC classification: TR
    LC subject heading:
    Abridged Dewey: 770
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 11
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000
    BIC subject category V2: 1MTS
    DC22: 779.36
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: AJC
    Illustrations note
    chiefly col. Illustrations
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    01 June 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Millers Point
    Author Information
    Jane Ussher is one of New Zealand's foremost portrait photographers, best known for the impressive body of work she developed during 29 years as chief photographer at the New Zealand Listener, New Zealand's leading arts and current affairs weekly magazine. Jane's work has also been published in several books, Gone North (2004) with Dame Fiona Kidman, Jane Ussher Portraits (2004) and Martin Bosley Cooks (2006), and her work features regularly in magazines such as NZ Geographic, Sunday Magazine, Life & Leisure and House & Garden, Metro and North & South. Created with her favourite camera, a medium format Hasselblad, Jane's images are beautiful, revealing, often sombre, and always true to the integrity of the person or object she is photographing. She lives in Auckland with her husband Grant Gallagher and their son Nicholas.
    Review quote
    "Haunting but artful shots." --"Publishers Weekly"