Polar Mariner: Beyond the Limits in Antarctica download free [PDF and Ebook] by Captain Tom Woodfield

Polar Mariner: Beyond the Limits in Antarctica download free [PDF and Ebook] by Captain Tom Woodfield year 2016
  • Book name: Polar Mariner: Beyond the Limits in Antarctica
  • Author: Captain Tom Woodfield
  • Release date: 2016/5/12
  • Publisher: WHITTLES PUBLISHING
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Technology and Engineering
  • ISBN: 9781849951661
  • Rating: 7.41 of 10
  • Votes: 270
  • Review by: Emily Gagne
  • Review rating: 8.88 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/16
  • Total pages: 244
  • Includes a PDF summary of 23 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Captain Woodfield made 20 seasonal voyages to the Antarctic on three research ships between 1955 and 1974. Starting as a Junior Deck Officer he worked for The Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey which in 1964 became the British Antarctic Survey. He played a paramount role in the gradual change from using under-powered and poorly-equipped ships to the professionally-managed and sophisticated vessels of his last command. The arts of exploration and survival during his early years in this majestic but unforgiving continent are described as attempts were made to establish research stations, support science, and survey in totally uncharted, ice-filled waters amidst often ferocious weather. Dramatic stories are featured such as the near loss of a ship in pack ice, the stranding of another in hurricane force winds and the collapse of an ice-cliff onto the vessel The pioneers of Antarctic exploration, the area's history, the hardships and incredible achievements of those original seafarers are described.Yet polar navigation during the author's years was not without peril and the near loss in ice of his first ship, the RRS Shackleton, the demise of her Master, and his ill-judged replacement and consequent dramas are fully told.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 15H27M11S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Expeditions, Guidebooks, Memoirs, Natural History Books, Geographical Discovery & Exploration, Surveying, History Of Other Lands
  • Available formats: TXT, DjVu, ODT, EPUB, DOC, WORD, PDF, LIT. Compressed in TAR.XZ, LZMA, RAR, ZIP
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 26.68 USD
  • Dimensions: 169x240x11mm
  • Weight: 581g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Caithness, United Kingdom
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