End of the Earth: Voyaging to Antarctica

by Peter Matthiessen | Outdoors & Nature | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0792268369 Global Overview for this book
Registered by biba89 of Olst, Overijssel Netherlands on 7/20/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by biba89 from Olst, Overijssel Netherlands on Sunday, July 20, 2008
Peter Matthiessen travels to Antarctica, twice. And he read about the other antarctic travelers and explorers - Scott, Shackleton, Amundsen, among others. One thing that struck me was that this landscape, this barren whiteness, ice as thick as the Himalaya is high, does something to the visitor, so that he will feel, for the rest of his life, the yearn to go back.
David Quammen, one of my favourites, recommendates this author as "our greatest living prose-poet of landscape.." and I tend to agree with him.

Reserved for my husband, who has a yearning for ice as well.

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