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Antarctic
By Francis Spufford

The Antarctic

An Anthology

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Format: Paperback

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Antarctic by Francis Spufford

Book Description

"The Antarctic" features an international mix of classic first-person accounts of exploration, literary travelogues and works of cultural history, natural science and fiction about the South Pole. Contributors include British, American, Australian, Scandinavian, Japanese and Russian explorers such as Ernest Shackleton, Apsely Cherry-Garrard, Robert Falcon Scott, Roald Amundsen, Richard Byrd and Fouglas Mawson; novelists such as H.P. Lovecraft, Diane Ackerman, Jenny Diski and Kim Stanley Robinson and popular travel writers such as Sara Wheeler. It is published alongside the companion volume, "The Arctic: An Anthology", edited by Elizabeth Kolbert.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781847080288
ISBN-10: 1847080286
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 20mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Granta Books
Publisher: Granta Books
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Francis Spufford

Francis Spufford is the author of I May Be Some Time, a cultural history of the British obsession with polar exploring, The Child That Books Built and Backroom Boys, all published by Faber & Faber. He has won the Somerset Maugham Award, the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year prize, and the Writers' Guild Award for Best Non-Fiction Book of the Year. In 2004 he was shortlisted for the Aventis Prize. He lives in Cambridge.

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