The Testaments out now
Two Years Below the Horn: Operation Tabarin, Field Science, and Antarctic Sovereingty (Paperback)
  • Two Years Below the Horn: Operation Tabarin, Field Science, and Antarctic Sovereingty (Paperback)
zoom

Two Years Below the Horn: Operation Tabarin, Field Science, and Antarctic Sovereingty (Paperback)

(author), (editor), (editor)
£39.95
Paperback 480 Pages / Published: 30/07/2017
  • Publisher out of stock

Currently unavailable to order

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
In Two Years Below the Horn, engineer Andrew Taylor vividly recounts his experiences and accomplishments during Operation Tabarin, a landmark British expedition to Antarctica to establish sovereignty and conduct science during the Second World War. When mental strain led the operation's first commander to resign, Taylor- a military engineer with extensive prewar surveying experience-became the first and only Canadian to lead an Antarctic expedition. As Commander of the operation, Taylor oversaw construction of the first permanent base on the Antarctic continent at Hope Bay. From there, he led four-man teams on two epic sledging journeys around James Ross Island, overcoming arduous conditions and correcting cartographic mistakes made by previous explorers. The editors' detailed afterword draws on Taylor's extensive personal papers to highlight Taylor's achievements and document his significant contributions to polar science.This book will appeal to readers interested in history of polar exploration, science and sovereignty. It also sheds light on the little-known contribution of a Canadian to a distant theatre of the Second World War. The wartime service of Major Taylor reveals important new details about a groundbreaking operation that laid the foundation for the British Antarctic Survey and marked a critical moment in the transition from the heroic to the modern scientific era in polar exploration.

Publisher: University of Manitoba Press
ISBN: 9780887557910
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 1 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm

You may also be interested in...

Break Point
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
I Am Malala
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
For the Record
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
First Light
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Diary of a Young Girl
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
This Boy
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Renia's Diary
Added to basket
£16.99   £13.99
Hardback
Dreams From My Father
Added to basket
Secrets and Lies
Added to basket
Becoming
Added to basket
£25.00   £19.99
Hardback
I Am Malala
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
First Man In
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
How to Survive
Added to basket
£14.99   £12.99
Hardback
Soldier Spy
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Gentleman Jack
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Permanent Record
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.