Just Tell Them I Survived: Women in Antarctica (Paperback)Robin Burns (author)
Paperback Published: 01/05/2001
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This collection of interviews celebrates women's participation in national and private expeditions to Antarctica. Based on 130 interviews, the book ranges across the first women scientists to visit Macquarie island in 1959, to contemporary "winterer"'. Given the extent to which men have traditionally marked out the territory physically, socially and psychologically, how do women experience an Antarctic stay, what attracts them to remote places, and how do they depict the stunning beauty of Antarctica itself? Robin Burns has not only talked to women from many different backgrounds in order to answer such questions, but has also been a summer expeditioner herself, to gain authentic experience of her subject. She discovers the deep-seated longings of women to join these expeditions, the barriers they have to overcome, the good times and the bad, and the ways they would like their experiences and reflections to be passed on to others.
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Weight: 390 g
Dimensions: 216 x 142 x 16 mm
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