Antarctica: Exploration, Perception and Metaphor

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Taylor & Francis, Mar 11, 2002 - Social Science - 160 pages
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A scene so wildly and awfully cannot fail to impress me with gloomy thoughts" - so Scott perceived the stark Antarctic landscape in 1905.
Antarctica traces images of the continent from early invented maps of Terra Australis Incognita up to Amundsen's arrival at 90 degrees South. Approaching Antarctica from sea and then land, the book analyses the differing perceptions of beauty and terror experienced by explorers, the stories they brought back and the power of new images refashioned at home.

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Paul Simpson-Housley was born in Derbyshire, United Kingdom. He has taught university in Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and Chile. Currently he is director of graduate geography and associate professor at York University. His published books include "Sacred Places and Profane Spaces: The Geographics of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Geography and Literature: A Meeting of the Disciplines", and "The Psychology of Geographical Hazards".

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