On Antarctica is filled with anecdotes of humour, tragedy, fire, war, wildlife, tourism, mountaineering, celebration, base-life, yachting, travel, science, sex and even spies! The book is an extraordinary, but true, account of life on remote Antarctic bases where the people live with few companions—no neighbours, no shops, no help, no hospitals and no way out. Read how Antarctica was affected by the Falkland Island War with new, original material never before released. Read about the Petermann tragedy and the desperation of isolation in Antarctica. Read what they do in Antarctica to survive those winter nights and celebrate those special occasions. Read about life on Antarctica. It’s an unusual book, outstandingly written with scores of illustrations and photographs.
Foreword by Sir Ranulph Fiennes. Baronet Fiennes served in the British Special Air Service (SAS) prior to becoming the “world’s greatest living explorer” according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Among his most notable achievements are the first pole-to-pole circumnavigation and the first crossing of the Antarctic Continent, unsupported and on foot. He is also an accomplished author.