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 now we have 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 probability of seeing polar ice dramatically reduce, holiday aside, or maybe disappear. The Ends of the Earth, a suite of some of the best writing at the Arctic and Antarctic, will concurrently 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 booklet 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 means of modern gurus on exploring and the surroundings, The Ends of the Earth is a memorable selection of wonderful writing―and a long-lasting contribution to the controversy over international warming and the way forward for the polar areas themselves.

About overseas Polar 12 months -

International Polar yr (which starts in spring 2007) is a huge overseas technology initiative that goals to concentration public cognizance at the polar areas and our impression on them. The final such initiative, the overseas Geophysical yr in 1957–58, concerned 80,000 scientists from sixty seven nations. This one grants to be higher still.

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