Tim Bowden's account of his journeys to the Antarctic combine adventure, exploration, social history, human endeavour and humour in the most isolated continent on earth.
Tim Bowden first visited and fell in love with Antarctica in 1989 and has been back five times. This is the very personal memoir of that first trip south.
With a well-tuned sense of the absurd, Tim introduces the varied personalities and eccentricities of life on board the resupply ship Icebird. He describes the danger and excitement of travel to this continent of vast and overwhelming beauty. And he coaxes frank and often moving memories from the most reticent of his fellow travellers. Antarctica and Back in Sixty Days is quintessential Bowden.
Tim Bowden is an acclaimed oral historian, broadcaster, and radio and television documentary maker. His six-part television series, 'Breaking the Ice', continues to receive accolades. The Silence Calling, the definitive history of Australians in Antarctica, was publishing to exceptional reviews. His other books include Penelope Goes West, The Way My Father Tells It: The Story of an Australian Life and One Crowded Hour: Neil Davis, Combat Cameraman 1934-85.
Table Of Contents:
I am Equipped for the Great Adventure
Nasty Happenings in the Night
Storms and Superstitions at Sea
We Enter the Pack Ice
Musing on Whale Slaughter and Japanese Chopstick-Based Research Projects
First Visit to Mawson Station
Voyage Six Ice Edge Megawank
Bored Politicians on Ice
Nearly Nipped by the Ice
We Depart Mawson Station
Oil on Icy Waters
We Adjust to a Half Empty Ship
Mawson Ice Edge Again!
We Reach Mawson at Last
The Difficulty of Farewelling a Continent
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