Unique and Unspoilt: A Year Among the Natural Wonders of Heard Island

Author(s): Bernadett Hince

Cook, Exploration & the Pacific | Secondhand

Unique and Unspoilt is based on the journals of John Bchervaise during his 13 months as officer in charge of an Australian scientific base on Heard Island. His journals document the beauty of the isolated island, the tyranny of its harsh climate, and the daily struggle of the handful of menfar from their families and loved onescharged with running a scientific base. Bchervaises recorded observations of Heard Islands fascinating fauna and limited flora, the nuances of the changing seasons, and his weather-beaten attempts to scale its volcanic peak, leave us with a remarkable picture of a bleak yet beautiful Antarctic island. The plate section provides unique glimpses of this little-known and rarely-visited island, and its 1953 occupants.

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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780642276926
  • : National Library of Australia
  • : National Library of Australia
  • : February 2011
  • : 240mm X 160mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Bernadett Hince
  • : Paperback
  • : 919.8904092
  • : 216
  • : illustrations