Terra Incognita

by Sara Wheeler | Travel |
ISBN: 0099731819 Global Overview for this book
Registered by HoserLauren of Burlington, Ontario Canada on 11/18/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Monday, November 18, 2013
Received this as a birthday gift from Zosime.

From Chapters:
It is the coldest, windiest, driest place on earth, an icy desert of unearthly beauty and stubborn impenetrability. For centuries, Antarctica has captured the imagination of our greatest scientists and explorers, lingering in the spirit long after their return. Shackleton called it "the last great journey"; for Apsley Cherry-Garrard it was the worst journey in the world.

This is a book about the call of the wild and the response of the spirit to a country that exists perhaps most vividly in the mind. Sara Wheeler spent seven months in Antarctica, living with its scientists and dreamers. No book is more true to the spirit of that continent--beguiling, enchanted and vast beyond the furthest reaches of our imagination. Chosen by Beryl Bainbridge and John Major as one of the best books of the year, recommended by the editors of Entertainment Weekly and the Chicago Tribune, one of the Seattle Times''s top ten travel books of the year, Terra Incognita is a classic of polar literature.

Journal Entry 2 by HoserLauren at Brickyard Park in Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, August 12, 2018

Released 4 mos ago (8/12/2018 UTC) at Brickyard Park in Mississauga, Ontario Canada

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Journal Entry 3 by alexpothemont at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Monday, August 20, 2018
This book was fabulous...I love the cover because it has penguins.

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