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A Book of Outstanding Beauty, Intelligence and Humor,
This review is from: Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica (Paperback)
In writing this novel, Sara Wheeler brings life and humour to the most desolate of continents. Although primarily a travelogue, after finishing it I found it had been a great deal more. Sara manages to convey the essence of Antarctica and its attraction to the individuals past and present who choose to explore, live and work there. She has also been able to capture the human aspect of this continent - the often eccentric but (usually) incredibly welcoming nature of the people she encounters along the way (this task is aided by her superbly dry wit).
Whether you have an interest in Antarctica or not, I suggest you read this book - you won't be disappointed.