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Smashing through the Arctic Ocean with the crew of a Russian icebreaker, herding reindeer across the tundra with Lapps and shadowing the Trans-Alaskan pipeline with truckers, the author uncovers the beautiful, brutal reality of the Arctic.
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"Wheeler writes about travel so well because she delights in travelling...She has a rare and precious talent."
"...a wise, provoking and zestful chronicle, poetic, often tragic and always engaging." --The Sunday Times
"A superb account of her circumpolar wanderings...Wheeler is an excellent narrator, intelligent, amusing, poetic and down to earth."
-- Literary Review
"a fusion of history and myth...elegant and intelligent". --Books Quartely
`Wheeler's beautiful language and riveting narrative add up to a powerful account of what is at stake and what has already been lost' --Irish Times
`... is an entertaining mix of popular science, history and reportage, wrapped up in some seriously fine writing.' --The Mail on Sunday
`wonderful account of her journeys through the region.' --Financial Times
`Wheeler is excellent company .... with her observations on the consequences of our actions always well balanced and open-minded.' --Big Issue (London)
'The prose is startling and sharp-edged as the icy landscapes themselves'
` an ambitious, adventurous, well-researched, spirited account' --The Tablet
Over a decade after her exploration of the Antarctic in Terra Incognita, Sara Wheeler uncovers the beautiful, brutal reality of the Arctic.
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Book Description Jonathan Cape Ltd, 2009. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # MB011ME5WM8
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