Below the Convergence
Voyages Toward Antarctica, 1699-1839
By (author) Alan Gurney
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Below the Convergence by Alan Gurney
Book DescriptionThis wonderfully written book tells of the first Herculean expeditions to Antarctica, from astronomer Edmond Halley's 1699 voyage in the Paramore to the sealer John Balleny's 1839 excursion in the Eliza Scott, all in search of land, glory, fur, science, and profit. Life was harsh: crews had poor provisions and inadequate clothing, and scurvy was a constant threat. With unreliable-often homemade-charts, these intrepid explorers sailed in the stormy waters of the Southern Ocean below the Convergence, that sea frontier marking the boundary between the freezing Antarctic waters and the warmer sub-Antarctic seas. These men were the first to discover and exploit a new continent, which was not the verdant southern island they had imagined but an inhospitable expanse of rock and ice, ringed by pack ice and icebergs: Antarctica.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393329049
(208mm x 140mm x 22mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 13-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Alan Gurney
Compass, Paperback (August 2005)
"The compass' rocky evolution is charted with an enthusiast's passion...A fascinating adventure."-Bernadette Murphy, Los Angeles Times
Race to the White Continent, Paperback (July 2002)» View all books by Alan Gurney
A fascinating account of the early days of Antarctic exploration from an expert storyteller.
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Author Biography - Alan Gurney
Alan Gurney is a former yacht designer and photographer living in Suffolk, England. His previous books include Compass and Race to the White Continent.
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