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Antarctica is a magical landscape of ice shrouded in millenia of silence; it is also a hive of scientific and natural research. Sara Wheeler spent seven months on the continent and passes on her insider knowledge: how the world's nations battle over territory and co-operate over conservation, how the staff at the base camps live and work, what drove men to compete to reach ...more
Paperback, 154 pages
Published April 1st 1997 by Everyman Publishers (first published 1997)
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Sara Wheeler was brought up in Bristol and studied Classics and Modern Languages at Brasenose College, University of Oxford. After writing about her travels on the Greek island of Euboea and in Chile, she was accepted by the US National Science Foundation as their first female writer-in-residence at the South Pole, and spent seven months in Antarctica.

In her resultant book Terra Incognita: Travels
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