Book Review-‘The Man Who Discovered Antarctica: Edward Bransfield explained, the first man to find and chart the Antarctic mainland’ by S. Bransfield,

By Frank Scott, published October 2020


ntarctica is a bleak and desolate continent, and the surrounding ocean is equally hostile. Those who first explored and charted it in the early nineteenth century were risking their lives for little or no reward. Arctic explorers had their ‘Holy Grail’ quest, finding the fabled Northwest Passage, but down south the Cape Horn and Magellan Strait routes around South America were well established by the seventeenth century, and after Cook’s second voyage it was clear that no temperate habitable land existed ‘below the convergence’…

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Subjects include: Science & Exploration

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