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The Resource The silent sound : two years in Antarctica and the story of the first winter occupation of Alexander Island, Cliff Pearce

The silent sound : two years in Antarctica and the story of the first winter occupation of Alexander Island, Cliff Pearce

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The silent sound : two years in Antarctica and the story of the first winter occupation of Alexander Island
Title
The silent sound
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two years in Antarctica and the story of the first winter occupation of Alexander Island
Statement of responsibility
Cliff Pearce
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Language
eng
Summary
"A year into his teaching career, Cliff Pearce spotted an advertisement for meteorological assistants to serve on bases in Antarctica. It seemed an exciting opportunity to escape from teaching for a few years and, after training, he set sail late in 1959 for his new life in the land of heroes, icebergs and auroras." "Cliff Pearce's descriptions of the magical land of snow and ice alternate with amusing tales of day-to-day problems and the stresses of being virtually trapped in a hut for four months." "The author reflects on the whole history of the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey from 1944 to 1961, and gives a personal view of its performance in making Britain pre-eminent in Antarctic research and exploration in (what was) the British sector of Antarctica."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
BNB
Dewey number
919.8904
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
The silent sound : two years in Antarctica and the story of the first winter occupation of Alexander Island, Cliff Pearce
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The silent sound : two years in Antarctica and the story of the first winter occupation of Alexander Island, Cliff Pearce
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Winter at Deception Island
  • 6.
  • Toscaig and friends
  • 7.
  • The penguins return
  • 8.
  • Our South American neighbours
  • 9.
  • Up in the air
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Summer comes to Deception Island
  • 11.
  • To Marguerite Bay
  • 12.
  • Stonington at last - and further southwards
  • 13.
  • Alexander Island and King George VI Sound
  • 14.
  • Settling in
  • Southwards
  • 15.
  • April - an autumn journey
  • 16.
  • Winter comes to Fossil Bluff
  • 17.
  • Dark, dark days
  • 18.
  • The camp by the glacier
  • 19.
  • Struggling south - from Stonington to Fossil Bluff
  • 2.
  • 20.
  • South with the dogs
  • 21.
  • The summer programme completed : we leave Fossil Bluff
  • 22.
  • A month at Stonington Island
  • 23.
  • Northwards to the Falklands
  • 24.
  • Homeward bound
  • Landless latitudes - and land
  • 25.
  • Reflections : the British in the Antarctic 1944-1961
  • App. 1.
  • Place-names in Antarctica
  • App. 2.
  • Falkland Islands Dependencies bases 1944-1961
  • App. 3.
  • A note on the weather at Fossil Bluff, March 1961 to January 1962
  • App. 4.
  • Published scientific reports derived from Fossil Bluff field work 1961-62
  • 3.
  • The Kista Dan is beset
  • 4.
  • Frustration and failure
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8317490
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25 cm.
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Extent
xvi, 256 pages, [20] pages of plates
Isbn
9781857768459
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) TAU157593
  • (Uk)gb A40Y4376
  • (BNAtoc)B1733977
  • (NLNZils)1109267
  • (Nz)8317490
  • (OCoLC)59278776

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