The Storied Ice

The Storied Ice : Exploration, Discovery, and Adventure in Antarctica's Peninsula Region

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"The Storied Ice: Exploration, Discovery and Adventure in Antarctica's Peninsula Region" recounts mankind's dramatic history from Magellan through the first years of the twenty-first century in the part of the Antarctic regions below South America and the Atlantic Ocean. This part of the world, by far the most visited portion of the south polar regions, is not only a place of staggering scenic beauty and amazing wildlife, but also a locale with a long and fascinating human history.show more

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  • Paperback | 373 pages
  • 177.8 x 251.46 x 25.4mm | 952.54g
  • Regent Press
  • Berkeley, CA, United States
  • English
  • black & white halftones, maps, figures
  • 1587902184
  • 9781587902185
  • 1,374,486

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Several expeditions to Antarctica's Peninsula region are well known, in particular, the amazing story of Ernest Shackleton's Endurance expedition. The Storied Ice dramatically retells that story, along with many other less familiar, fascinating adventures tales of early explorers, sealers, whalers, seven expeditions (including Endurance) during Antarctica's 1897 1917 Heroic Age, pioneer aviators and scientists. . . . All this is woven together into a coherent whole, placing the individually exciting tales in a historical context that breathes new life into even the best known of them. Abundant quotes from the explorers' accounts enrich the text, as do the many illustrations and more than 30 maps. The Storied Ice is unique in the rich literature on Antarctica, the only modern comprehensive Antarctic history work that both focuses specifically on the historically exciting Antarctic Peninsula and tells its complete story.show more

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I have read "The Storied Ice,," covering exploration, discovery and adventure in Antarctica's Antarctic Peninsula region, and I believe this is a book we need. This story covers so much history, including the famous stories of the 'Heroic Age', but much, much more. Here we get the full spectrum of the search for the Southern Continent. -- Erica Wikander, Executive Vice President, Quark Expeditions (member of the International Association "Personal Communication"show more

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