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Using lyric writing and evocative photographs, Toward Antarctica documents and explores poet-naturalist Elizabeth Bradfield’s time working as a guide on ecotour boats traveling to Antarctica. Writes Paisley Rekdal, “Toward Antarctica is a travelogue, a meditation, a photo-essay, a documentary poem, an ode and an elegy. It is a work of eco- and cultural criticism, personal essay, history, and photojournalism.” Sara Wheeler, author of Terra Incognita, writes, “I wholeheartedly recommend this special book.” Bradfield’s insider’s view of the travel industry is both a love letter and a fearful query. By overlapping her own experiences with stories of explorers, facts about animals and ecology, insight into the dynamics “below decks,” and more, Bradfield provides a unique perspective on travel to the world’s “last wild place.

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  1. Praise, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Cover Page
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Preface
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Upon
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  1. Copyright page
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  1. I. Down the Coast (Getting There)
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  1. Santiago, Valparaíso
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  1. Contents
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  1. Signing on Again
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  1. 06_Halftitle
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  1. Along the Coast
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  1. Preface
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  1. In the Fjords, Isla de Chiloé (First Penguins)
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  1. Upon
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  1. Patagonia: Pio XI Glacier
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  1. I. DOWN THE COAST (GETTING THERE)
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  1. Straits of Magellan
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  1. Santiago, Valparaíso
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  1. Garibaldi Glacier
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  1. Signing on Again
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  1. Across the Drake, Forward Cabin
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  1. II. South Georgia (More There Than There)
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  1. Mandatory Purification Rituals
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  1. Patagonia: Pio XI Glacier
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  1. Salisbury Plain
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  1. Straits of Magellan
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  1. Stromness
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  1. Garibaldi Glacier
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  1. Shackleton’s Waterfall
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  1. Across the Drake, Forward Cabin
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  1. Graveside
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  1. II. SOUTH GEORGIA (MORE THERE THAN THERE)
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  1. On Another Ship, Elsewhere, in the Past
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  1. Mandatory Purification Rituals
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  1. Getting Ready I: Standby 5 am
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  1. Salisbury Plain
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  1. Fortuna
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  1. Stromness
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  1. Intertidal
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  1. Shackleton’s Waterfall
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  1. Grytviken
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  1. Graveside
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  1. St. Andrews Bay
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  1. On Another Ship, Elsewhere, in the Past
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  1. The Blinds Must Be Closed by Dusk
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  1. Getting Ready I: Standby 5 A.M.
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  1. A Little Lost
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  1. Fortuna
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  1. Cooper Bay
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  1. Intertidal
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  1. Getting Ready II: You
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  1. Grytviken
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  1. Safety Induction
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  1. St. Andrews Bay
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  1. The Crew Is Banned from Shore
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  1. The Blinds Must Be Closed by Dusk
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  1. On Another Ship, Elsewhere, in the Past
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  1. A Little Lost
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  1. Here/Elsewhere
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  1. Cooper Bay
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  1. Sea Day
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  1. Getting Ready II: You
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  1. III. The Peninsula, Etc. (There & Back, There & Back: Repeat)
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  1. Point Wild, Elephant Island
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  1. The Crew Is Banned from Shore
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  1. First Landing: Brown Bluff
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  1. On Another Ship, Elsewhere, in the Past
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  1. Encounter: Leopard Seal
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  1. One Trip
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  1. Sea Day
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  1. On Another Ship, Elsewhere, in the Past
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  1. III. THE PENINSULA, ETC. (THERE & BACK, THERE & BACK: REPEAT)
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  1. After Kinnes Cove
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  1. Point Wild, Elephant Island
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  1. Cuverville Island
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  1. First Landing: Brown Bluff
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  1. Getting Ready III: Afternoon Lecture
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  1. Encounter: Leopard Seal
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  1. Lecture Notes
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  1. One Trip
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  1. Neko Harbor
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  1. On Another Ship, Elsewhere, in the Past
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  1. Gerlache Strait
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  1. After Kinnes Cove
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  1. Gerlache Small Type B
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  1. Cuverville Island
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  1. Half Moon Island
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  1. Getting Ready III: Afternoon Lecture
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  1. Getting Ready IV: Guest Dinner
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  1. Lecture Notes
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  1. Identity Politics I
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  1. Neko Harbor
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  1. Emperor Penguins at Snow Hill Island
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  1. Gerlache Strait
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  1. First Walk on Sea Ice
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  1. Gerlache Small Type B
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  1. Disclosure
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  1. Half Moon Island
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  1. Aitcho Islands
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  1. Getting Ready IV: Guest Dinner
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  1. The Fossil Whale
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  1. Identity Politics I
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  1. Trapped
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  1. Emperor Penguins at Snow Hill Island
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  1. Telefon Bay
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  1. First Walk on Sea Ice
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  1. Location Unfixed
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  1. Disclosure
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  1. Turnaround Day
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  1. Aitcho Islands
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  1. An Admission
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  1. The Fossil Whale
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  1. The Falklands: West Point & Saunders Islands
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  1. Trapped
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  1. Stanley
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  1. Telefon Bay
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  1. New Island, Falklands
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  1. Location Unfixed
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  1. Jougla Point
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  1. Turnaround Day
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  1. Port Lockroy
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  1. An Admission
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  1. On Another Ship, Elsewhere, in the Past
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  1. The Falklands: West Point & Saunders Islands
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  1. Marian Grotto
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  1. Stanley
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  1. In Solution
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  1. New Island, Falklands
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  1. Paradise Harbor
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  1. Jougla Point
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  1. Neko Redux
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  1. Port Lockroy
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  1. Lemaire Channel
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  1. On Another Ship, Elsewhere, in the Past
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  1. First
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  1. Marian Grotto
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  1. Identity Politics II
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  1. In Solution
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  1. Baily Head: One Macaroni
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  1. Paradise Harbor
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  1. Whalers Bay, Deception Island
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  1. Neko Redux
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  1. IV. Heading Home
  1. Lemaire Channel
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  1. Repair
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  1. First
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  1. Beagle Channel
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  1. Identity Politics II
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  1. Sightings Log: What Has Come to Seem Common
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  1. Baily Head: One Macaroni
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  1. Five-Year Checkup, 2017
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  1. Whalers Bay, Deception Island
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  1. Home
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  1. IV. HEADING HOME
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  1. Point Wild Coda
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  1. Repair
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  1. Epilogue: A Letter Home
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  1. Beagle Channel
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  1. List of Images
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  1. Sightings Log: What Has Come to Seem Common
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  1. Information and Action: Get Engaged
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  1. Five-Year Checkup, 2017
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  1. Biographical Note
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  1. Home
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  1. Point Wild Coda
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  1. Epilogue: A Letter Home
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  1. Information and Action: Get Engaged
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781597098267
Related ISBN
9781597098861
MARC Record
OCLC
1127993827
Pages
160
Launched on MUSE
2019-11-20
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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