Gillen Wood has published his new book ‘Land of Wondrous Cold: The Race to Discover Antarctica and the Secrets of its Ice’ (Princeton University Press) that presents a story of human encounter with the Antarctic landscape and the first explorations of this vast continent. Gillen sets these expeditions in perspective: “These voyages really were like the moonshot of the 19th century. They sent the most advanced ships with the best technology, and the best and most highly experienced naval men to explore the continent, knowing they were sending them effectively into another world in the hopes they would bring back discoveries that would advance humankind.”


Land of Wondrous Cold


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