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The Island of South Georgia

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Sir Rex Hunt CMG
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  • Date Published: May 1992
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521424745

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  • South Georgia is a remote and beautiful island with a varied and intriguing history. This extensively illustrated book is the only comprehensive account of the island, combining historical, geographical, commercial, scientific and political events in a remarkable tour de force. The account is written by a former officer of the British Antarctic Survey, Robert Headland, who spent several periods of scientific duty on the island, the first of these in 1977 greatly stimulating his interest in all aspects of this unique environment. He was present on the island in 1982 during the invasion by the Argentinian forces. Details of these and other events connected with the invasion are included in this book.

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    Review of the hardback: 'His deep interest in South Georgia and his detailed knowledge of its natural environment and history shines through in his comprehensive account of the island.' The Times Higher Education Supplement

    Review of the hardback: 'I assert at once that this is a truly splendid book by a knowledgeable scholar, catholic in interest and qualified by extensive personal experience of the island.' Geographical Journal

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 1992
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521424745
    • length: 312 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 189 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.56kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Foreword Sir Rex Hunt CMG
    1. Geography, administration and population
    2. Discovery of and first landing on South Georgia
    3. Early history and the first epoch of sealing
    4. Expeditions, visits and other events on South Georgia from 1882
    5. Whaling, second sealing and settlement
    6. Travel and communications
    7. Physical sciences
    the land, ocean and atmosphere
    8. The natural history of South Georgia
    9. Military action, events on South Georgia in 1982 and the island's future

  • Author

    Robert K. Headland


    Sir Rex Hunt CMG

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