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The Resource Two years below the Horn : Operation Tabarin, field science, and Antarctic sovereignty, 1944-1946, Andrew Taylor ; edited by Daniel Heidt and P. Whitney Lackenbauer

Two years below the Horn : Operation Tabarin, field science, and Antarctic sovereignty, 1944-1946, Andrew Taylor ; edited by Daniel Heidt and P. Whitney Lackenbauer

Label
Two years below the Horn : Operation Tabarin, field science, and Antarctic sovereignty, 1944-1946
Title
Two years below the Horn
Title remainder
Operation Tabarin, field science, and Antarctic sovereignty, 1944-1946
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Taylor ; edited by Daniel Heidt and P. Whitney Lackenbauer
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Contributor
Author
Editor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 'Two Years Below the Horn,' engineer Andrew Taylor vividly recounts his experiences and accomplishments during Operation Tabarin, a landmark British expedition to Antarctica to establish sovereignty and conduct science during the Second World War. When mental strain led the operation's first commander to resign, Taylor--a military engineer with extensive prewar surveying experience--became the first and only Canadian to lead an Antarctic expedition. As commander of the operation, Taylor oversaw construction of the first permanent base on the Antarctic continent at Hope Bay. From there, he led four-man teams on two epic sledging journeys around James Ross Island, overcoming arduous conditions and correcting cartographic mistakes made by previous explorers. The editors' detailed afterword draws on Taylor's extensive personal papers to highlight Taylor's achievements and document his significant contributions to polar science. This book will appeal to readers interested in the history of polar exploration, science, and sovereignty. It also sheds light on the little known contribution of a Canadian to a distant theatre of the Second World War. The wartime service of Major Taylor reveals important new details about a groundbreaking operation that laid the foundation for the British Antarctic Survey and marked a critical moment in the transition from the heroic to the modern scientific era in polar exploration."--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDX
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1907-1993,
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Taylor, Andrew
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1985-
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  • Heidt, Daniel
  • Lackenbauer, P. Whitney,
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  • Taylor, Andrew
  • British Antarctic Survey
  • Taylor, Andrew
  • British Antarctic Survey
  • Engineers
  • Antarctica
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Discovery and exploration, British
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Travel
  • Antarctica
Label
Two years below the Horn : Operation Tabarin, field science, and Antarctic sovereignty, 1944-1946, Andrew Taylor ; edited by Daniel Heidt and P. Whitney Lackenbauer
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [433]-441) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
961152311
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xl, 456 pages
Isbn
9780887557910
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)961152311
Label
Two years below the Horn : Operation Tabarin, field science, and Antarctic sovereignty, 1944-1946, Andrew Taylor ; edited by Daniel Heidt and P. Whitney Lackenbauer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [433]-441) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
961152311
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xl, 456 pages
Isbn
9780887557910
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)961152311

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