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Rounding the Horn By Dallas Murphy

Rounding the Horn
by Dallas Murphy

Explores the allure of the mythic Cape Horn, located at the southernmost tip of the Andes. Here, the author uses his voyage around Cape Horn to weave together the history of explorations, along with tales of Indians who lived there, the oceanography and meteorology of the region, the science of navigation and the natural history of the area.

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With the heart of a sailor and the narrative skill of a novelist, Dallas Murphy explores the enduring allure of the mythic Cape Horn. Located at the southernmost tip of the Andes, Cape Horn is a place where the storms are bigger, the winds stronger, the geography more dangerous for a seafarer than anywhere else in the world. From when it was named in 1611 until the present day, Cape Horn has had a rich history filled not only with the horrors of sailing disasters but also with the pleasures of Darwinian research into flora and fauna. The author uses his own voyage around Cape Horn to weave together the history of explorations, along with tales of Indians who lived there, the oceanography and meteorology of the region (with echoes of The Perfect Storm), the science of navigation and the natural history of the area. The result is the story of a sailor testing his own limits as well as a truly captivating depiction of one of the most usual areas on earth.

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GOR001600331
Rounding the Horn
Dallas Murphy
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Orion Publishing Co
2004-07-08
384
029784766X
9780297847663
N/A
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