The Ends of the Earth: An Anthology of the Finest Writing on the Arctic and the Antarctic

The Ends of the Earth: An Anthology of the Finest Writing on the Arctic and the Antarctic

Francis Spufford

A attractive literary anthology released to commemorate the overseas Polar Year―and remind us what we are at risk of losing.

The Arctic and Antarctic ice cabinets were an item of obsession for so long as we've got recognized they existed. numerous explorers, together with such legends as Richard Byrd, Ernest Shackleton, and Robert Falcon Scott, have risked their lives to chart their frozen landscapes. Now, for the 1st time in human heritage, we're in valid possibility of seeing polar ice dramatically lessen, holiday aside, or perhaps disappear. The Ends of the Earth, a suite of the superior writing at the Arctic and Antarctic, will at the same time commemorate 4 centuries of exploring and clinical examine, and make the decision for preservation.
Stocked with first-person narratives, cultural histories, nature and technological know-how writing, and fiction, this e-book is a compendium of the greats in their fields: together with mythical polar explorers and such writers as Jon Krakauer, Jack London, Diane Ackerman, Barry Lopez, and Ursula okay. LeGuin. Edited by way of modern specialists on exploring and the surroundings, The Ends of the Earth is a memorable selection of exceptional writing―and a long-lasting contribution to the talk over international warming and the way forward for the polar areas themselves.

About foreign Polar yr -

International Polar 12 months (which starts off in spring 2007) is a huge foreign technology initiative that goals to concentration public recognition at the polar areas and our impact on them. The final such initiative, the foreign Geophysical 12 months in 1957–58, concerned 80,000 scientists from sixty seven international locations. This one provides to be greater still.

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