A mix of history, geography, myth, and personal truth, this book explores the Antarctic Peninsula, the South Shetland Islands, and the Weddell Sea—the most visited places in Antarctica. Filled with beautiful photographs by the author from his travels, this record offers a selection of anecdotal accounts of the merchantmen, navy men, sealers, whalers, and aviators who, along with scientists and adventurers, drew the first ghostly maps of the White Continent. It delves into the heads and hearts of those who were driven to discover the unknown land and is ideal for the armchair traveler who wants to explore the continent’s past and present.
John Harrison is a travel writer. He has written for the Daily Telegraph, the Mail on Sunday, New Welsh Review, and Planet and is the author of Where the Earth Ends and Cloud Road, which won the Wales Book of the Year Award in 2011. He is a two-time winner of the Alexander Cordell Travel Writing Competition.