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Slicing the Silence

Voyaging to Antarctica

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$24.50 • £19.95 • €22.00

ISBN 9780674034709

Publication Date: 03/30/2010


408 pages

4 line illustrations

Not for sale in Australia and New Zealand

  • Prologue
  • 18 December—The Fire on the Snow: Legends of the Heroic Era
  • 19 December—The Breath of Antarctica: The Brave West Winds
  • 21 December—The University of the Southern Ocean: Life at Sea
  • 23 December—Great South Lands: Reading the Rocks
  • 24 December—Heavenly Bodies: Space Weather
  • 25 December—Planting Flags: Claiming the Ice
  • 26 December—Cold Peace: Reds Down Under
  • 27 December—Wintering: Surviving the Polar Night
  • 28 December—Solitude: An Experiment in Loneliness
  • 29 December—Honeymoon on Ice: Love in a Cold Climate
  • 30 December—Of Huddles and Pebbles: Life among the Penguins
  • 31 December—The Changeover: Time, History, and Generations
  • 1 January—Green Crusaders: Greenpeace and Greenhouse
  • 3 January—Feeding Body and Soul: Hunger and Wonder
  • 6 January—Captain Scott’s Biscuit: The Archaeology of Return
  • 7 and 8 January
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 2008 Prime Minister’s Prize for Australian History
  • 2008 NSW Premier’s Literary Award, Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-fiction
  • 2007 Queensland Premier’s Non-Fiction Book Award
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