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Free read ✓ Empire Antarctica 102 Ardship of living at 50 c below zero and the unexpected comfort that the penguin community bringEmpire Antarctica is the story of one man and his fascination with the world's loneliest continent as well as the emperor penguins who weather the winter with him Combining an evocative narrative with a sublime sensitivity to the natural world this is travel writing at its very be Beautifully written memoir of a doctor s year spent working at the most remote of Antarctic stations I loved the way his descriptions are worded there s a sort of poetry in the way Gavin Francis writes about his time there and about coming home afterward and he does a wonderful job of bringing the history of the early expeditions the biology and behavior of penguins and the workings of the Halley Research Station into his narrative in a natural way and without ever sounding as though he s just regurgitating facts Of the modern accounts of time spent in Antarctica that I ve read so far this is definitely among my favorites Tehanu emperor penguins who weather the winter with him Combining an A Tradition of Victory evocative narrative with a sublime sensitivity to the natural world this is travel writing at its very be Beautifully written memoir of a doctor s year spent working at the most remote of Antarctic stations I loved the way his descriptions are worded there s a sort of poetry in the way Gavin Francis writes about his time there and about coming home afterward and he does a wonderful job of bringing the history of the Monstruos como nosotros Historias de freaks colosos y prodigios early Drunken Fireworks expeditions the biology and behavior of penguins and the workings of the Halley Research Station into his narrative in a natural way and without Angels Flight ever sounding as though he s just regurgitating facts Of the modern accounts of time spent in Antarctica that I ve read so far this is definitely among my favorites

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Free read ✓ Empire Antarctica 102 Gavin Francis fulfilled a lifetime's ambition when he spent fourteen months as the basecamp doctor at Halley a profoundly isolated British research station on the Caird Coast of Antarctica So remote it is said to be easier to evacuate a casualty from the International Space Station than it is to bring someone out of Halley in winterAntarctica offered a year of unparalleled s I m a huge fan of travel narrative except for polar regions frankly the idea bores the stuffing out of me However one of my GR friends really liked this one so I thought Okay I ll go outside my comfort zone to try it Glad I didTruth to tell I wasn t wild about the descriptions of natural beauty and started skimming whenever references were made to historical details of Scott etc What kept me going were the scenes of day to life as well as I guiltily admit the instances were Dr Oxbridge was called out by the other crew members No you are not allowed to dissect penguins in here and I don t tell you about running the medical stuff but as the chief mechanic I m taking away your skidoo privileges for tinkering with the engine A very well written story of his year away from civilization those who love nature andor polar regions ought to put this one at the top of their TBR ueues The rest ought to at least consider the book if it sounds interesting Unpeople Victims of British Policy easier to Men in White Suits evacuate a casualty from the International Space Station than it is to bring someone out of Halley in winterAntarctica offered a year of unparalleled s I m a huge fan of travel narrative Dune except for polar regions frankly the idea bores the stuffing out of me However one of my GR friends really liked this one so I thought Okay I ll go outside my comfort zone to try it Glad I didTruth to tell I wasn t wild about the descriptions of natural beauty and started skimming whenever references were made to historical details of Scott Tehanu etc What kept me going were the scenes of day to life as well as I guiltily admit the instances were Dr Oxbridge was called out by the other crew members No you are not allowed to dissect penguins in here and I don t tell you about running the medical stuff but as the chief mechanic I m taking away your skidoo privileges for tinkering with the A Tradition of Victory engine A very well written story of his year away from civilization those who love nature andor polar regions ought to put this one at the top of their TBR ueues The rest ought to at least consider the book if it sounds interesting

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Free read ✓ Empire Antarctica 102 Ilence and solitude with few distractions and a very little human history but also a rare opportunity to live among emperor penguins the only species truly at home in he Antarctic Following Penguins throughout the year from a summer of perpetual sunshine to months of winter darkness Gavin Francis explores the world of great beauty conjured from the simplest of elements the h I will never walk amid emperor penguins in Antarctica will never witness my exhalations refracting the sunlight into evanescent blooms of colour would not even know that the far south climate could be so transformative that I might breathe in air and breathe out rainbows I m grateful for the poetry which infuses Gavin Francis Empire Antarctica Ice Silence Emperor Penguins Prior to winning this book via First Reads giveaway my only glimpse of fatherly brooding over grey fluff chicks had been accompanied by Morgan Freeman s voiceover Although I had experienced Luc Jacuet s March of the Penguins during its theatrical release I somehow managed to missed Werner Herzog s Encounters at the End of the World although I ve loved that director s visions in Heart of Glass Where the Green Ants Dream not to mention his better known Nosferatu The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser and Aguirre the Wrath of GodWhat really surprised me in Francis Antarctic encounter is its intense intertextuality In addition to introducing me to the Herzog documentary the author also managed to intersperse a number of poets among his mention of various other travel writers Coincidentally I m taking an online workshop in ekphrastic poetry and just as I was contemplating the week s prompt to join the poetic conversation inspired by Pieter Bruegel s Landscape with the Fall of Icarus I come across Francis discussion of William Carlos Williams and WH Auden s verse meditations of that painting I should not be surprised by such synchronicity as Francis memoir is as much an exploration into inner intellectual and imaginal space as it is into cathedrals of ice on spindle thin rope And yet how unexpected to find this lyrical prose writer a doctor like Williams studying the fluff of chick bellies comparing it to half blown dandelion clocks then reflecting that if these semi piebald creatures had not managed to fledge further by the time the floe broke up they would be unable to swim and like Icarus they too would drown How marvelous Francis is the type of book that is sure to be read by future winterers at the coastal research station at Halley though I must say that I was uite comfortable to be reading it under my bundle of sleepy cat bodies I got the impression from other reading that domestic animals are no longer kept at these research stations due to environmental concerns I simply could not survive away from purrs and while I do find some degree of cold to be energizing I could only cringe when I read a uote from Apsley Cherry Garrard on the impact of minus 775 F about minus 60 C on dentistry I don t know why our tongues never got frozen but all my teeth the nerves of which had been killed split to pieces No I will never travel to Antarctica but I am delighted to have been exposed to Francis and other adventurers experiences in that dark whiteness if only on the vividly descriptive page And now I am also inspired to watch that Herzog movie and possibly to add some novels set in cold climates to my Goodread s shelves I m thinking of something along the lines of Smilla s Sense of Snow by Peter H eg or the Edie Kiglatuk s Inuit mysteries by MJ McGrath But I ll have to conduct some research in order to find the euivalent set in the polar south


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  • Hardcover
  • 304
  • Empire Antarctica
  • Gavin Francis
  • English
  • 11 June 2020
  • 9781619021846