The Antarctic Book of Cooking and Cleaning

A Polar Journey

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Author: Wendy Trusler,Carol Devine

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062395041

Category: Travel

Page: 272

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A visually captivating, novelistic travelogue that chronicles the first civilian environmental cleanup expedition in Antarctica—an engaging true story told through anecdotes, journal entries, vignettes, recipes, and archival and contemporary photography. “The first thing that comes to mind about Antarctica is not likely the food. But if you are going there, it is the second.” —Wendy Trusler and Carol Devine The Antarctic Book of Cooking and Cleaning is a unique journey through an austral summer, when a group of dedicated individuals—fifty-four people from five countries—picked up nearly three decades’ worth of garbage during a three-month period in Antarctica. In this visually captivating polar journal, Wendy Trusler and Carol Devine transport readers back twenty years and thousands of miles to Bellinghausen, the Russian research station that became their temporary home. Devine, a humanitarian who piloted the project, and Trusler, a visual artist and cook, use journal entries, letters, provision lists, recipes, and menus to document their voyage. They share pithy, insightful observations on life, food, science, politics, and the environment. Showcased throughout are modern and vintage photos and vignettes from Antarctica’s short history—all of which add delightful color and warm detail to this unique book. Trusler reveals the challenges of cooking in a makeshift kitchen during long, white nights at the bottom of the world. While the dozens of eco-tourists strive to help preserve the continent, she must figure out how to cook for all of them in the small camp kitchen, using limited ingredients. The Antarctic Book of Cooking and Cleaning includes forty-two eclectic, tasty, and hearty recipes tinged with Russian, Chinese, and South American influences, such as Honey Oatmeal Bread, Cheese Fondue, Great Wall Dumplings, Roasted Pepper Goulash with Smoked Paprika, Roast Leg of Pork, and Frozen Chocolate Cream. All beautifully photographed, these dishes reflect the expedition’s colorful cultural fabric and the astonishing raw beauty of their surroundings—a continent uniquely devoted to peace, cooperation, and science.

The Mammoth Book of Antarctic Journeys

32 eye-witness accounts of adventure in the Antarctic

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Author: Jon E. Lewis

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780331347

Category: Travel

Page: 480

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The very best writing on the Antarctic, from James Cook's eighteenth-century assertion that 'no man will ever venture further than I have done' to Lynne Cox's description of her epic, icy swim in the twenty-first century - 32 first-hand accounts of men and women challenging one of the Earth's last true wildernesses. Here you will find both legendary tales of heroism and startling contemporary accounts of the impact of global warming on the Earth's sole undeveloped continent, including: 'Dog Days' by Robert Falcon Scott 'The Loss of the Endurance' by Ernest Shackleton. 'Alone' by Richard E Byrd. 'The Killer under the Water' by Gareth Wood. 'Melting Point' by David Helvarg. 'Swimming to Antarctica' by Lynne Cox.

The Antarctic Dictionary

A Complete Guide to Antarctic English

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Author: Bernadette Hince

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 0643102329

Category: Science

Page: 404

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The world’s most isolated continent has spawned some of the most unusual words in the English language. In the space of a mere century, a remarkable vocabulary has evolved to deal with the extraordinary environment and living organisms of the Antarctic and subantarctic. Here, for the first time, is a complete guide to the origin and definitions of Antarctic words. Like other historical dictionaries, The Antarctic Dictionary gives the reader quotations for each word. These quotations are the life-blood of the dictionary — more than 15 000 quotations from about 1000 different sources give the reader a unique insight into the way the language of Antarctica has evolved. The reader will find out what it means to be slotted, the shortcomings of homers, the joys of a donga and the hazards of a growler. The Antarctic Dictionary has been meticulously researched, and will appeal to all those who have been to the frozen continent or have ever dreamed of going there. It will also appeal to those fascinated by the development of language. With a forward by Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

It Can't Happen Here

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Author: Sinclair Lewis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698152700

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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“The novel that foreshadowed Donald Trump’s authoritarian appeal.”—Salon It Can’t Happen Here is the only one of Sinclair Lewis’s later novels to match the power of Main Street, Babbitt, and Arrowsmith. A cautionary tale about the fragility of democracy, it is an alarming, eerily timeless look at how fascism could take hold in America. Written during the Great Depression, when the country was largely oblivious to Hitler’s aggression, it juxtaposes sharp political satire with the chillingly realistic rise of a president who becomes a dictator to save the nation from welfare cheats, sex, crime, and a liberal press. Called “a message to thinking Americans” by the Springfield Republican when it was published in 1935, It Can’t Happen Here is a shockingly prescient novel that remains as fresh and contemporary as today’s news. Includes an Introduction by Michael Meyer and an Afterword by Gary Scharnhorst

The New Cambridge English Course 4 Practice Book with Key

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Author: Michael Swan,Desmond O'Sullivan,Catherine Walter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521376648

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 167

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The New Cambridge English Course is a course teachers and students can rely on to cover the complete range and depth of language and skills needed from beginner to upper-intermediate level. Each level is designed to provide at least 72 hours of class work using the Student's Book, with additional self-study material provided in the Practice Book. The course has a proven multi-syllabus approach which integrates work on all the vital aspects of language study: grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, skills, notions and functions.

Stop What You’re Doing and Read...On a Journey: The Worst Journey in the World & The Road to Oxiana

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Author: Apsley Cherry-Garrard,Robert Byron

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448130697

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 50

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To mark the publication of Stop What You're Doing and Read This!, a collection of essays celebrating reading, Vintage Classics are releasing 12 limited edition themed ebook 'bundles', to tempt readers to discover and rediscover great books. THE WORST JOURNEY IN THE WORLD INTRODUCED BY SARA WHEELER A gripping account of an expedition gone disastrously wrong. One of the youngest members of Captain Scott's team, Apsley Cherry-Garrard was later part of the rescue party that found the frozen bodies of Scott and the three men who had accompanied him on the final push to the Pole. A masterpiece of travel writing, this is the most celebrated and compelling of all the books on Antarctic exploration. THE ROAD TO OXIANA In 1933, the delightfully eccentric Robert Byron set out on a journey through the Middle East via Beirut, Jerusalem, Baghdad and Teheran to Oxiana - part of the border between what is now Afghanistan and the Soviet Union. This is the captivating, quirky record of his adventures and a rare account of the architectural treasures of a region now inaccessible to most Western travellers.

Kitchen and Bath Idea Book

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Author: Joanne Kellar Bouknight,Andrew Wormer

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781561587940

Category: House & Home

Page: 360

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Filled with more than 500 inspiring photos, the Kitchen & Bath Idea Bookis the ultimate source of design ideas for creating the kitchen and bathroom of your dreams. Today's leading designers and architects offer inspiration for everything from cabinets and countertops to faucets and fixtures, lighting and flooring, and storage and built-ins. The kitchen is the true heart of the home, and homeowners spend a lot of time and money to make older kitchens less utilitarian and more creative, a place where people can congregate as well as cook and enjoy good food. This book helps you figure out what you really want and how to get it, whether it's a contemporary, brushed-stainless workroom worthy of an upscale restaurant; a rustic, farmhouse-style great room with wood flooring and a couch; or an elegant, streamlined space for a small city apartment. For every style, for every budget, it's all here: new appliance technology and cabinetry, fixtures and faucets, doors and counter materials, sinks, pulls, built-ins, and bookcases. Using this idea book, you can create the kitchen of your dreams - regardless of style or budget. The bathroom today is getting more attention than ever for its value as a personal retreat and resale enhancer. Gone are the days of garish tile and fuzzy toilet seat covers. Now bathrooms are as much about taste and style as the rest of the house. Homeowners want bathrooms to be both beautiful and functional, and manufacturers have responded with many more choices in materials and fixtures. This book covers them all, with ideas for tiny half-baths, medium-size his-and-hers, and large luxurious home spas. Specifics on ventilation, waterproofing, faucets, showers, tubs, and more give you the knowledge to create a bathroom with all your favorite features. Two books in one, Kitchen and Bathroom Idea Book gives homeowners hundreds of ideas on how to make the hardest-working rooms in the house the most beautiful.

Antarctic Writer on Ice

Diary of an Enduring Adventure

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Author: Hazel Edwards

Publisher: Common Ground

ISBN: 186335090X

Category: Antarctica

Page: 144

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When author Hazel Edwards was offered the chance to travel to Casey Base, on the Australian Antarctic Division resupply ship Polar Bird in the summer of 2001, little did she know that the three week roundtrip would become a feat of endurance when the ship was trapped in ice. Her diary reveals how her creativity was tested to the limit.

New Kitchen Idea Book

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Author: Joanne Kellar Bouknight

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781561586936

Category: House & Home

Page: 188

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Filled with hundreds of design and decorating ideas, the author takes readers on a tour of a dizzying variety of kitchens, revealing the appliances, cabinetry, fixtures, doors, and counter materials that can be combined into beautiful kitchen spaces. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.