Voyage to the End of the World, with Tales from the Great Ice Barrier.


This modest book is quite a beautiful evocation of the southern continent, contrasting the author’s own tourist voyage aboard the Kapitan Khlebnikov in January 2001 with a select history of other voyages, adventures, and explorers. Well chosen and nicely illustrated. Little on reading but does tell brief story of a lone watchman at Framheim in 1911 who feared an attack by some Englishmen. After loading his rifle, he dug out an English grammar and looked up “and how are you this morning?” so he’d be prepared for the assault.