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The Resource Ice diaries : an antartic memoir, Jean McNeil

Ice diaries : an antartic memoir, Jean McNeil

Label
Ice diaries : an antartic memoir
Title
Ice diaries
Title remainder
an antartic memoir
Statement of responsibility
Jean McNeil
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"What do we stand to lose in a world without ice? A decade ago, novelist and short story writer Jean McNeil spent a year as writer-in-residence with the British Antarctic Survey, and four months on the world's most enigmatic continent - Antarctica. Access to the Antarctic remains largely reserved for scientists, and it is the only piece of earth that is nobody's country. Ice Diaries is the story of McNeil's years spent in ice, not only in the Antarctic but her subsequent travels to Greenland, Iceland, and Svalbard, culminating in a strange event in Cape Town, South Africa, where she journeyed to make what was to be her final trip to the southernmost continent. In the spirit of the diaries of Antarctic explorers Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton, McNeil mixes travelogue, popular science, and memoir to examine the history of our fascination with ice. In entering this world, McNeil unexpectedly finds herself confronting her own upbringing in the Maritimes, the lifelong effects of growing up in a cold place, and how the climates of childhood frame our emotional thermodynamics for life. Ice Diaries is a haunting story of the relationship between beauty and terror, loss and abandonment, transformation and triumph."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McNeil, Jean
Dewey number
919.89
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McNeil, Jean
  • Antarctica
  • Greenland
  • Svalbard (Norway)
Label
Ice diaries : an antartic memoir, Jean McNeil
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223127674985
  • 31223127674977
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xix, 359 pages
Isbn
9781770414464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1035814327
Label
Ice diaries : an antartic memoir, Jean McNeil
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223127674985
  • 31223127674977
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xix, 359 pages
Isbn
9781770414464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1035814327

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