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By Denis Cosgrove, Veronica della Dora

Excessive places--be they mountain peaks or the immense expanses of the polar latitudes--have regularly captured the human mind's eye. Inaccessible, severe, they're mostly invested with awe and reverence, as areas of actual problem, severe event. more and more, also they are taken care of as precise destinations for technology. excessive locations explores the interesting geographies of those certain environments, revealing how senses are challenged, objectivities uncovered, cultural assumptions laid naked. even if jogging the summit of Pico de Orizaba, the fourth optimum volcano within the northern hemisphere; recounting the story of the yank explorer Charles Wilkes, charged with "immoral mapping" in Antarctica; or exploring the 200,000 12 months outdated Greenland ice center; the foreign individuals show the richness and importance of those distinctive locations.  Embracing Europe, Asia, North and important the US, Antarctica and the Arctic, excessive locations will curiosity geographers, historians of technological know-how, and people attracted to polar/mountain experiences, panorama, tradition and surroundings.

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That would be the frozen celluloid destructing inside the camera, I realised. After that I left the camera in my room at McMurdo. No wonder all the scientists here started carrying digital cameras as soon as feasible. My deep-seated ambivalence toward cameras actually began with a hike on another volcano many years ago. In the fall of 1967 I walked across part of the Kiluea caldera on the Big Island of Hawaii. I had been offered a chance to submit some pictures to a postcard company, and spent the entire walk looking through the lens of the camera.

I followed these instructions, but felt unable to immediately enter the foyer of what was obviously a recent extension to the building on the east side, and, rolling another cigarette, walked back around to the front. The façade had a deserted, unused feeling, the many windows remained unlit in the late autumnal gloom, the doors were firmly shut. In a niche above the doorway sat a bust of Scott by his sculptress 40 THE ENDS OF THE EARTH widow, his eyes frowning upon the grass below. Above his head, running across the entire length of the front, was a Latin inscription, quesivit aracana poli videt dei (‘In seeking to uncover the secret of the Pole, he found the hidden face of God’).

22 We have perhaps become accustomed to thinking of Antarctica in terms of its unity; as an unbroken mass, an immensity, an unrelenting physicality. But think of the view in 1911. Little was known; a few scattered landfalls, the possibility of an interior. ) spatial order: archipelago. ’23 Perhaps this is why Scott, returning from his depot journey, is so disconcerted to find that his crew have chanced upon Amundsen’s base, 250 miles to the east. Now he is no longer a potential amidst a scattering; he is within known space, they have discovered each other.

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