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The Resource Wild sea : a history of the Southern Ocean, Joy McCann

Wild sea : a history of the Southern Ocean, Joy McCann

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Wild sea : a history of the Southern Ocean
Title
Wild sea
Title remainder
a history of the Southern Ocean
Statement of responsibility
Joy McCann
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The remarkable story of the Southern Ocean (AKA the Antarctic or Austral Ocean), from its birth in deep geological time to the present day. Flowing completely around the Earth and unimpeded by any landmass, the Southern Ocean reaches from the seasonally-shifting ice continent of Antarctica to the southern coastlines and islands of Australia, New Zealand, South America and South Africa. In Wild Sea Joy McCann interweaves the fascinating environmental and cultural histories of the Southern Ocean, drawing from a vast archive of charts and maps, sea captains' journals, whalers' log books, missionary correspondence, voyagers' letters, scientific reports, stories and myths. In a hybrid space where science, technology, culture, imagination and myth converge, Wild Sea explores this little-known ocean and its emerging importance as a barometer of planetary climate change
Summary
Flowing completely around the Earth and unimpeded by any landmass, the wild and elusive Southern Ocean reaches from the seasonally-shifting icy continent of Antarctica to the southern coastlines and islands of Australia, New Zealand, South America and South Africa. In Wild Sea Joy McCann interweaves the fascinating environmental and cultural histories of the Southern Ocean -- long neglected by writers and historians -- drawing from sea captains' journals, whalers' log books, explorers' letters, scientific reports, ancient beliefs and her own voyage of discovery. In a hybrid space where science, technology, culture, imagination and myth converge, Wild Sea explores a little-known ocean and its emerging importance as a barometer of planetary climate change.
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10661660
Cataloging source
ANL
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1954-
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McCann, Joy
Dewey number
998
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Oceanography
  • Antarctica
  • Antarctic Ocean
  • Drake Passage
  • Antarctic Ocean
Target audience
adult
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a history of the Southern Ocean
Label
Wild sea : a history of the Southern Ocean, Joy McCann
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Publication
Copyright
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Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 206-246) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000062061271
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st.
Extent
xiv, 258 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781742235738
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1023051683
Label
Wild sea : a history of the Southern Ocean, Joy McCann
Publication
Copyright
Note
Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 206-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000062061271
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st.
Extent
xiv, 258 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781742235738
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1023051683

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