Antarctic oasis: under the spell of South Georgia

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W.W. Norton,
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After twenty-five years of cruising the world's oceans, renowned blue-water sailors Pauline and Tim Carr found themselves being drawn to the lonely places of the higher latitudes to experience earth's last, scarcely touched regions. Antarctic Oasis records the culmination of those exploits. True adventurers, the Carrs have lived year-round on South Georgia for five years--its only civilian inhabitants--experiencing a way of life that has all but vanished from our modern world.A center of the Norwegian whaling industry in the last century, today a remnant of the far-flung British Empire, South Georgia is a splendid if forbidding land of towering, glacier-clad mountains and a treacherous, storm-torn coast punctuated by sheltered bays. During its brief polar summer, the island's verdant shoreline offers Antarctic wildlife a place to feed, mate, and rear their young. The only humans on the scene, the Carrs have learned intimate details about the lives of whales, penguins, seals, albatrosses, skuas, and many others.In all seasons the Carrs explore South Georgia's uncompromising coast aboard their yacht Curlew. Their deep fascination with the island, its wildlife, and its history will stir the spirit of adventure and discovery in us all.
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subject_facet Carr, Pauline -- Travel, Carr, Tim, -- 1941- -- Travel, Curlew (Yacht), South Georgia (South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands) -- Description and travel, Voyages and travels
title_display Antarctic oasis : under the spell of South Georgia
title_full Antarctic oasis : under the spell of South Georgia / text and photographs by Tim and Pauline Carr
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title_sub under the spell of South Georgia
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