"The Ends of the Earth" is an elegant boxed set of two hardcover books featuring a selection of the greatest writing about the Arctic and the Antarctic. Contributors include: Roald Amundsen, Beryl Bainbridge, Andrea Barrett, James Buchan, Apsley Cherry-Garrard, Jenny Diski, Tim Flannery, Jon Krakauer, Haldor Laxness, Ursula LeGuin, Jack London, H.P. Lovecraft, Barry Lopez, Fridtjof Nansen, Robert Peary, Knud Rasmussen, Robert Falcon Scott, Ernest Shackleton, Jules Verne, Sara Wheeler and many more.
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Elizabeth Kolbert was a reporter for the New York Times for fourteen years before becoming a staff writer for The New Yorker. She is the author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe: A Frontline Report on Climate Change (Bloomsbury). She lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Francis Spufford is the author of I May Be Some Time, a cultural history of the British obsession with polar exploring; The Child That Books Built, a memoir of a childhood as a compulsive reader; and Backroom Boys, a portrait of the de-industrialisation of England as seen through the experience of engineers, all published by Faber & Faber. He has won the Somerset Maugham Award, the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year prize, and the Writers' Guild Award for Best Non-Fiction Book of the Year. In 2004 he was shortlisted for the Aventis Prize. He lives in Cambridge.
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Book Description Granta Books, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX186207965X