Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica

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Product Details

Price
$18.00  $16.74
Publisher
Modern Library
Publish Date
Pages
384
Dimensions
5.16 X 8.02 X 0.96 inches | 0.67 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780375753381

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About the Author

Sara Wheeler is the author of many books of biography and travel, including Access All Areas: Selected Writings 1990-2011 and Travels in a Thin Country: A Journey Through Chile. Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica was an international bestseller that The New York Times described as "gripping, emotional" and "compelling," and The Magnetic North: Notes from the Arctic Circle was chosen as Book of the Year by Michael Palin and Will Self, among others. Wheeler lives in London.

Reviews

"A triumph . . . I cannot believe that anything better will ever be written about Antarctica." --Daily Telegraph

"Compelling . . . leaves the reader with a visceral understanding of the mysterious, even sublime power the poles have exerted
on the human imagination, and the desolate beauty that resides there amid the glaciers and icebergs and penguins."
--Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

"I have read many accounts of polar exploration, but never one which so touchingly describes its emotional topography. . . . What she has done could not be done better." --Richard Eyre, The Independent

"The first funny book about Antarctica." --Los Angeles Times