Item description for Antarctica: Life on the Ice (Travelers' Tales) by Susan Fox Rogers...
Antarctica's legend as a fascinating, forbidding place is confirmed and expanded in these insider articles. Covering everything from "Happy Camper School" to washing dishes to what it's like to fall in love in a place where the sun never goes down (or never comes up), these articles limn a world of colorful characters (human and otherwise) and breathtaking backdrops. The humor runs high here in work by Karen Joyce, who recounts an odd afternoon when it "rained chickens," and Glenn Grant, who riffs on the dreaded "psych test." Some of the contributors are award-winning travel writers: Bill Fox, for example, leads a pithy tour through the remote base McMurdo, while Lucy Bledsoe tells of looking for krill and finding dinosaur bones instead. Other contributors are newbies who vividly conjure the region's extraordinary sights, from gale-force winds and magnificent glaciers to mummified seals and charming penguins.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Sep 28, 2007
Publisher Travelers' Tales
ISBN 1932361537 ISBN13 9781932361537 UPC 692077361537
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More About Susan Fox Rogers
Susan Fox Rogers is the editor of Solo: On Her Own Adventures and ANother Wilderness: Notes from the New Outdoorswoman. She lives in Tuscon, Arizona.
"From the Trade Paperback edition."
Susan Fox Rogers currently resides in Tuscon, in the state of Arizona.
Reviews - What do customers think about Antarctica: Life on the Ice (Travelers' Tales)?
If you want to know what it feels like to live and work in Antarctica, READ THIS BOOK! Jun 3, 2008
I lived and worked in McMurdo Station, Antarctica, for a few seasons. Reading the Traveler's Tales chosen by Fox-Rogers was mesmerizing. She chose a set of amazing stories that both entertain and educate. If you want an authenic taste of "life on the Ice"...read this book.
It's a lively armchair read perfect for any general-interest library strong on adventure travel. Mar 5, 2008
What's it like to live and work in Antarctica? The next best thing to going there is the collection Antarctica: Life on the Ice, which explores the challenges of living in Antarctica. Essays from some twenty writers offer insights into challenges, ironies, and even funny tales of life in the region, contributed by those who chose to live and work there. It's a lively armchair read perfect for any general-interest library strong on adventure travel.
Diane C. Donovan California Bookwatch
TERRIFIC ICE STORIES Jan 5, 2008
This is an excellent anthology of essays about life on the Ice...chickens raining on McMurdo was laugh-out-loud hilarious and the story of the guy lost in a whiteout (and while in town, no less) was gripping. This is a great book for those who dream of being more than a tourist in Antarctica but aren't either scientists on a grant or writers/artists who the NSF will accept into their program, which is how most of these books get written. If I were young and strong and determined enough to get there by taking a scut job with Raytheon I would write one of these myself.
Amazing book Nov 27, 2007
I just finished reading this collection, and it's incredible. The stories range from the hilarious to the melancholy to the deeply moving. All set in a landscape almost impossible to imagine, the tales bring to life the vast desert of the Antarctic and make the reader feel as if she's been there -- not only because of the vividness of the setting, but also because of the vividness of the emotions evoked by the setting. I'll admit, I'm no adventurer, but this book makes me want to visit the Antarctic. Really worth the read.