The Island of South Georgia

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CUP Archive, 21. mai 1992 - 293 sider
South Georgia is a remote and beautiful island with a varied and intriguing history. This extensively illustrated book is the only comprehensive account of the island, combining historical, geographical, commercial, scientific and political events in a remarkable tour de force. The account is written by a former officer of the British Antarctic Survey, Robert Headland, who spent several periods of scientific duty on the island, the first of these in 1977 greatly stimulating his interest in all aspects of this unique environment. He was present on the island in 1982 during the invasion by the Argentinian forces. Details of these and other events connected with the invasion are included in this book.
 

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List of Illustrations
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Lowland scenery in Stromness Bay Daisy in Cumberland
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List of illustrations viii First peak of sealing 17861802
23
Russian voyage of exploration 1819
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Government Voyages from 1829 to 1846
45
South Georgia Exploration Company
49
King Edward Cove Sir Ernest Shackleton
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HMS Sappho visit of inspection 1906
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Louise
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The radio room at King Edward
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stamps
165
Postal cancellors and cachets
166
RAF mail drop at South Georgia
172
Tectonic activity
173
Hamberg and Harker Glaciers
179

Major BarrettHamilton 191314
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Discovery of and first landing on South 191213
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Alberto Carcelles 1923 1927 1929
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Governor Hodson 1927 1928
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Shag Rocks Walrus aircraft from HMS Exeter
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Steinar Olsen and fisheries investig
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Captain James Cook The station at the Bay of Isles
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The entrance to Cumberland Bay Sperm whale on a flensing plan
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Grytviken operating in 1961
126
First Magistrates residence
133
Carlita Bay field
139
RRS Bransfield
145
Geomorphology
180
Atmospheric physics and geomagnetics
188
The names of species
195
Introduced vascular plants
204
Indigenous birds
211
Vagrant and introduced birds
219
Introduced mammals
227
Conservation of wildlife
235
International Court of Justice
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