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Ice in the Rigging: Ships of the Antarctic, 1699-1937 | Hardback

Ice in the Rigging: Ships of the Antarctic, 1699-1937 | Hardback

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E.A. (Ted) Mitchener | Edited by Peter Boyer & Graeme Broxam | Hardback

Antarctica is a world apart, separated from other southern continents by the circumpolar ocean and a gigantic floating ice barrier. Even today, entering these forbidding stormy and treacherous seas by ship is not to be taken lightly. But hundreds of years ago the bravest of mariners took their tiny sailing craft across the furious westerlies and deep into the pack ice, simply to see what was there. What they found led others to risk their own lives, for national pride or commercial gain. The history of these stout ships and those who sailed them, as told in Ice in the Rigging, is a saga equal to any of the world’s great adventure stories.

“Experienced Antarcticans and novices alike will be able to shiver in comfort thanks to Ted Mitcheners’ evocative and wonderfully comprehensive account of the early ships of Antarctica”.

Tim Bowden, author of The Silence Calling


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