Empire Antarctica

Author: Gavin Francis
Editor: Catapult
ISBN: 1619022591
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“It is difficult to read this engaging memoir without a smile on one’s face . . . moments of sheer joy . . . [a] mesmerizing and memorable book.” —The Economist Chosen as a Book of the Year by the Scotsman, the Financial Times, and the Sunday Herald 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 that 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 a rare opportunity to live among emperor penguins, the only species truly at home in the Antarctic. Following penguins throughout the year—from a summer of perpetual sunshine to months of winter darkness—Francis explores the world of great beauty conjured from the simplest of elements, the hardship of below-zero temperatures and the unexpected comfort that the penguin community brings. Empire Antarctica is the story of one man’s fascination with the world’s loneliest continent, and the emperor penguins who weather the winter with him. Includes maps and illustrations “Part travelogue, part memoir, part natural history book, a fascinating, lyrical account of one of the strangest places on earth and its majestic inhabitants.” —Esquire “Highly readable, enjoyable . . . the author writes vividly of auroras, clouds, stars, sunlight, darkness, ice and snow . . . A literate, stylish memoir of personal adventure rich in history, geography and science.” —Kirkus Reviews

Antarctica The Empire Of Whiteness

Author: Florentin Smarandache
Editor: Infinite Study
ISBN: 1599733846
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This album is a photolog of a cruise made by the author with the ship “Plancius” in the empire of whiteness, which is Antarctica. Photos and text by Florentin Smarandache.

Antarctica As Cultural Critique

Author: E. Glasberg
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137014431
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Arguing that Antarctica is the most mediated place on earth and thus an ideal location for testing the limits of bio-political management of population and place, this book remaps national and postcolonial methods and offers a new look on a 'forgotten' continent now the focus of ecological concern.

Antarctica As Cultural Critique

Author: Elena Glasberg
Editor: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230116876
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Antarctica as Cultural Critique arrives at an auspicious time in history and on earth. Amid the centennial celebrations of the European 'race' to the last place on earth, Antarctica - a continent of ice lacking natives - is finally emerging as a center of global concern. Antarctica as Cultural Critique connects the ice of environmental crisis to its past as an impediment to progress through visualizations and photographs of what Ursula Le Guin calls the 'living ice.' Glasberg opens new ways of thinking human/ non-human divides that disturb assumptions about gender and progress under scientific management, and about attachments to a heroic past that does not take into consideration the radically non-human and shifting ontology of ice itself.

The Final Empire

Author: William H. Kötke
Editor: Arrow Point Pr
ISBN: 9780963378453
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This book is a wholistic analysis of the crisis of Civilization & a solution. The contents are: 1. A survey of the planetary ecological crisis & a review of population, the exhaustion of resources & industrial poisoning. 2. The analysis of the cultural form that brought us to this point includes; the cultural dynamics of civilized society, the psychological analysis of it & an historical review of the ecological/human costs of the past 500 years of colonialism. Part 4 provides an in-depth analysis of the Natural culture which preceded civilization. Section 5 answers the question, How Are We To Live In Balance With Nature? This section is an on-the-ground, PERMACULTURE, case study/plan for an entire, specific watershed in New Mexico. It traces the natural history of the flora & fauna, the dietary, foraging patterns & life habits of the aboriginal inhabitants - the Anasazi & Apache. It provides a permanent agricultural design that will be affected along with the creation of a new culture in ecologically based communities. The food system includes a modern foraging system that restores the ecology & is ecologically sustainable.

The Evil Empire

Author: Steven A. Grasse
Editor: Quirk Books
ISBN: 9781594741739
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They invented slums. They invented child labor. They put Saddam Hussein in power. They burned Joan of Arc at the stake, and they enslaved the globe to get their tea fix. We're talking about England, of course, and the terrible evils they've set loose on the world. In The Evil Empire, American author Steven Grasse documents the 101 worst atrocities of Mother England everything from foxhunting to the invention of the concentration camp. With an irreverent mix of historical facts, smart commentary, and red-blooded American arrogance, Grasse offers a devastating critique of the country that gave us the machine gun, factory labor, and the metric system. Publishing just in time for the Queen's birthday (April 21), The Evil Empire is essential reading for true-blue Americans and others oppressed by the English throughout history.


Author: David Day
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191650064
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For centuries it was suspected that there must be an undiscovered continent in the southern hemisphere. But explorers failed to find one. On his second voyage to the Pacific, Captain Cook sailed further south than any of his rivals but still failed to sight land. It was not until 1820 that the continent's frozen coast was finally sighted. Territorial rivalry intensified in the 1840s when British, American, and French expeditions sailed south to chart further portions of the continent that had come to be called Antarctica. For the nearly two centuries since, the race to claim exclusive possession of Antarctica has gripped the imagination of the world. Antarctica: A Biography is the first ever major international history of this forbidding continent - from the eighteenth century voyages of discovery to the fierce rivalries of today, as governments, scientists, environmentalists, and oil companies compete for control. On one level it is the story of explorers battling the elements in the most hostile place on earth as they strive for personal triumph, commercial gain, and national glory. On a deeper level, it is the story of nations seeking to incorporate the Antarctic into their own national stories - and to claim its frozen wastes as their own.

An Empire Of Ice

Author: Edward J. Larson
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300159765
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A Pulitzer Prize–winning author examines South Pole expeditions, “wrapping the science in plenty of dangerous drama to keep readers engaged” (Booklist). An Empire of Ice presents a fascinating new take on Antarctic exploration—placing the famed voyages of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, his British rivals Robert Scott and Ernest Shackleton, and others in a larger scientific, social, and geopolitical context. Recounting the Antarctic expeditions of the early twentieth century, the author reveals the British efforts for what they actually were: massive scientific enterprises in which reaching the South Pole was but a spectacular sideshow. By focusing on the larger purpose of these legendary adventures, Edward J. Larson deepens our appreciation of the explorers’ achievements, shares little-known stories, and shows what the Heroic Age of Antarctic discovery was really about. “Rather than recounting the story of the race to the pole chronologically, Larson concentrates on various scientific disciplines (like meteorology, glaciology and paleontology) and elucidates the advances made by the polar explorers . . . Covers a lot of ground—science, politics, history, adventure.” —The New York Times Book Review

Pink Ice

Author: Klaus Dodds
Editor: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781860647697
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Pink Ice tells the compelling story of the political struggles over Antarctica and the South Atlantic. It shows how Britain and Argentina have sought to invest these thinly populated spaces with cultural and national importance. The author, who has interviewed leading politicians and civil servants including Lord Carrington, Lord Owen, Lord Chalfont, Lord Hurd, and Lord Shackleton, demonstrates how political rivalries may be played out in other competitive arenas such as World Cup football.

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