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Empire Antarctica: Ice, Silence and Emperor Penguins

Author: Francis, Gavin

Publisher: Counterpoint Press

Format:Paperback
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Empire Antarctica: Ice, Silence and Emperor Penguins :

Gavin Francis fulfilled a lifetime's ambition when he spent fourteen months as the basecamp 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 opportunity. Throughout the year -- from a summer of perpetual sunshine to months of winter darkness -- Gavin Francis explores the world of great beauty conjured from the simplest of elements, the hardship of living at 50 c below zero and the unexpected comfort that this penguin community brings, for this is the story of one man and his fascination with the world's loneliest continent, as well as the emperor penguins who weather the winter with him. Combining an evocative narrative with a sublime sensitivity to the natural world, this is travel writing at its very best.


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ISBN 13:9781619023406
ISBN 10:1619023407
Format:Paperback
Language:English
Pages:304
Size:5.60" l x 8.70" w x 0.80" h
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