Antarctica and Back in 60 Days is Tim Bowden's account of crossing the Southern Ocean and visiting Australia's Antarctic bases. When the ABC's Tim Bowden went to the Antarctic he took his tape recorder to make radio programs, kept a daily diary, and, like all the "Voyage Sixers" aboard Iceberg, took photographs of everything.The result was a number of outstanding radio documentaries and this book, which offers to all who read it an opportunity to know what it is really like to spend some time in the southernmost part of the world, crossing the Southern Ocean and visiting Australia's Antarctic bases.
Antarctica and Back in Sixty Days is characterised by Bowden's well-honed sense of the absurd and his story is told in the effortless way which has assured his success as both writer and broadcaster. It contains descriptions of exciting and dangerous episodes, crazy practical jokes, overwhelming beauty, and the hilarious incidents which punctuated his journey.
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