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Slicing the silence : voyaging to Antarctica / Tom Griffiths.

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  • ISBN: 9780674026339 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0674026330 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: 399 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2007.

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General Note: Simultaneously published in Australia by the UNSW Press.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 356-385) and index.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2007 September #1
    Australian environmental historian Griffiths presents a comprehensive and enjoyable survey of Antarctic history, recounting the exploration, research, and management of the southernmost continent. Armchair travelers will relish Griffiths' witty writing style and his excellent command of everything from geology to politics to the searing impact of loneliness. What is really interesting here, though, is the fresh view he gives to so many of the stories readers might already know. His takes on Scott, Shackleton, Amundsen, and the cold war rivalry between the U.S. and the Soviet Union are smart, insightful, and packed with first-person narratives. Antarctic aficionados will appreciate the lesser-known voices that Griffiths highlights, such as Douglas Mawson, Fred Middleton, and Robert Cushman Murphy. From reports of the Nazis dropping swastikas on the ice to bitter recollections from the first party to overwinter, Griffiths attends to sources rarely heard. His is the writing of a consummate scholar, a man both curious about and committed to knowing all that makes Antarctica "the last place on Earth, the first place in Heaven." Very well done. Copyright 2007 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2007 October #1
    Australian environmental historian Griffiths presents a comprehensive and enjoyable survey of Antarctic history, recounting the exploration, research, and management of the southernmost continent. Armchair travelers will relish Griffiths' witty writing style and his excellent command of everything from geology to politics to the searing impact of loneliness. What is really interesting here, though, is the fresh view he gives to so many of the stories readers might already know. His takes on Scott, Shackleton, Amundsen, and the cold war rivalry between the U.S. and the Soviet Union are smart, insightful, and packed with first-person narratives. Antarctic aficionados will appreciate the lesser-known voices that Griffiths highlights, such as Douglas Mawson, Fred Middleton, and Robert Cushman Murphy. From reports of the Nazis dropping swastikas on the ice to bitter recollections from the first party to overwinter, Griffiths attends to sources rarely heard. His is the writing of a consummate scholar, a man both curious about and committed to knowing all that makes Antarctica "the last place on Earth, the first place in Heaven." Very well done. Copyright 2007 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Tom Griffiths teaches history and the environment at the Australian National University in Canberra and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

Subject: Griffiths, Tom, 1957- > Diaries.
Griffiths, Tom, 1957- > Travel > Antarctica.
Antarctica > Description and travel.
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