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Author Name    Bryan Rorke

Title   Ordeal By Ice. Ships of the Antarctic

Binding   hardcover

Book Condition   544pp, 189x247mm, maps, colour photos, black and white photos, hardback, New in dw, label signed by Rorke Bryan to title page.

Edition   2011 First Edition

Publisher    Seaforth Publishing 2011

ISBN Number    1848321163 / 9781848321168

Seller ID   63411

This richly illustrated book is destined to become the reference book on ships of the Antarctic. Surrounded by some of the most hazardous seas, Antarctica was first sighted less than three centuries ago. Since then, hundreds of ships have voyaged in Antarctic waters, challenged by poorly-charted waters, storms, pack ice, icebergs, and disease. This is the story of these ships, the expeditions they supported, and their subsequent history, from the fifteenth-century fleets of the Ming Emperors of China to the tourist ships and powerful icebreakers of today. Using extensive research in archives, museums, libraries and private sources around the world, Rorke Bryan brings the stories of these ships into a single, comprehensive record. Familiar names such as Terra Nova and Endurance feature with unfamiliar but equally important ships. From the hundreds of tales of heroic seamanship, the extraordinary 1830-1832 circumnavigation by Captain John Biscoe in the tiny Tula is perhaps matched only by Shackleton's voyage in the James Caird. Plans, photos, paintings and maps enhance description of the expeditions and activities of the ships. This authoritative work fills an important gap in Antarctic literature. A substantial volume, a must have for any polar collection.

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