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Wheeler, Sara

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Works: 36 works in 210 publications in 5 languages and 7,299 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Juvenile works  Records and correspondence  Guidebooks  Literature  Classification  Travel writing  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Too close to the sun : the audacious life and times of Denys Finch Hatton by Sara Wheeler( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary for his good looks, his charm, and his prowess as a soldier, lover, and hunter, Denys Finch Hatton was born to an old aristocratic family. He became a hero without trying at Eton and Oxford. In 1910, searching for novelty and danger, Finch Hatton arrived in British East Africa and fell in love--with a continent, with a landscape, with a way of life that was about to change forever, as the outbreak of World War I engulfed the region. Finch Hatton was a captain when he met Karen Blixen in Nairobi and embarked on one of the great love affairs of the twentieth century. Biographer Wheeler teases out truth from fiction in the liaison that Blixen immortalized in Out of Africa. Ever restless, Finch Hatton became an expert bush pilot, leading to his affair with aviatrix Beryl Markham--but Markham was no more able to hold him than Blixen had been.--From publisher description
Terra incognita : travels in Antarctica by Sara Wheeler( Book )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ever since the time of Captain Cook, Antarctica has captured the imagination of countless explorers who set off against great odds in search of riches and honor, for science or a better world. Sara Wheeler weaves together her own experiences on the ice with the grueling adventures of Antarctica's most mythic figures - the Norwegian Roald Amundsen, who beat his rival to the Pole by twenty-nine days; Ernest Shackleton, whose men lived on seal and penguin blubber for three months when their ship was pierced by an iceberg; Apsley Cherry-Garrard, who famously braved the polar winter to hunt down rare penguin eggs that were ignored and eventually lost back home; Robert Falcon Scott, whose heroic example inspired countless young men to sacrifice themselves in the First World War. Accounts of these epic expeditions alternate with Sara Wheeler's own adventures in Antarctica, where a motley crew of scientists, drifters and dreamers search for bacterial traces that might hold the key to life on Mars, harass penguins and seek to measure this still largely impenetrable land
Cherry : a life of Apsley Cherry-Garrard by Sara Wheeler( Book )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An authorized biography of Antarctic explorer Apsley Cherry-Garrard describes his adventures during Scott's doomed expedition to the South Pole and his masterful account of his polar adventures, "The Worst Journey in the World."
O my America! : six women and their second acts in a new world by Sara Wheeler( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the steps of six women--author Fanny Trollope, actress Fanny Kemble, economist Harriet Martineau, homesteader Rebecca Burlend, traveler Isabella Bird, and novelist Catherine Hubback--who came to America in the nineteenth century to start new lives
Terra incognita : travels in Antarctica by Sara Wheeler( )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sara Wheeler visited Antarctica as a guest of America's National Science Foundation. She stayed for 7 months & fell in love with the frozen landscape and its harsh beauty
Too close to the sun : the life and times of Denys Finch Hatton by Sara Wheeler( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conservationist, scholar, soldier, white hunter and fabled lover - Denys Finch Hatton was an aristocrat of leonine nonchalance. After a dazzling career at Eton and Oxford he sailed in 1910 for British East Africa - still then the land of the pioneer. There, concluded in his obituary in The Times, 'No one who ever met him, whether man or woman, old or young, white or black, failed to come under his spell ... He was different from everyone else. He always left an impression of greatness - there is no other word - and aroused interest as no one else could.' ---Dust jacket
O my America! : second acts in a New World by Sara Wheeler( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After reckoning with the ends of the earth in acclaimed books such as "Terra Incognita" and "The Magnetic North", Sara Wheeler rediscovered America thirty-five years after her first Greyhound trip across the country. She returns in turbulent midlife to trace the steps of six women who fled various sorts of trouble in nineteenth-century England and went to the United States to reinvent themselves. Her travel companions include Fanny Trollope, mother of Anthony and author of the biting "Domestic Manners of the Americans"; the actress Fanny Kemble, who shocked the nation with her passionate first-hand indictment of slavery; the prolifically pamphleteering economist Harriet Martineau; the homesteader Rebecca Burlend, who had never been more than twelve miles from her Yorkshire village before she sailed to the New World; the traveller Isabella Bird, whose many ailments remained in check as long as she was scaling the Rockies; and the novelist Catherine Hubback, niece of Jane Austen, who deposited her husband in a madhouse and rode the brand-new rails to San Francisco. Tough-minded outsiders, these women's truest qualities emerged in a country as incomplete and tentative as their native land was staid and settled. And they discovered second acts for themselves at a time when the world expected them to disappear politely
Travels in a thin country : a journey through Chile by Sara Wheeler( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Sara Wheeler tells of her six-month journey through Chile. The country is 2600 miles long and never more than 110 miles wide, and contains a variety of landscapes. This volume contains a new introduction. Previous ed.: published as Travels in a thin country. Boston, Mass.; London: Little, Brown, 1994
Amazonian : the Penguin book of women's new travel writing( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antarctica, the Falklands & South Georgia by Sara Wheeler( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moys classification and thesaurus for legal materials by Elizabeth M Moys( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the latest edition of Elizabeth Moys' classic reference work for law librarians. This edition will bridge a 10-year gap since the 4th edition. Substantial revisions will be made including extended coverage to feature new areas, resulting in a
Dear Daniel : letters from Antarctica by Sara Wheeler( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through letters to her godson, Daniel, and her own photographs, Sara Wheeler tells of her experiences during seven months spent in Antarctica. Also includes factual information, photographs, maps and diagrams on Antarctica. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
Access all areas : selected writings 1990-2011 by Sara Wheeler( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a series of remarkable books, Sara Wheeler has shown that she is not only one of the finest travel writers of her generation, but a very fine biographer too. This book gathers together a selection of her shorter pieces, both journalism and introductions to other books
Building blocks by Sara Wheeler( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features groovy, fun, educational music for children that everyone can enjoy listening to together over and over again
The magnetic north : notes from the Arctic circle by Sara Wheeler( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smashing through the Arctic Ocean with the crew of a Russian icebreaker, herding reindeer across the tundra with Lapps and shadowing the Trans-Alaskan pipeline with truckers, Sara Wheeler discovers a complex and ambiguous land belonging both to ancient myth and modern controversy. The Magnetic North is a spicy confection of history, science, and reflection in which Wheeler meditates on the role of the Arctic: fragmented lands which fed imaginations long before the scientists and oilmen showed up (not to mention desperado explorers who ate their own shoes). The Magnetic North tells of all this, plus gulag ghosts, old and new Russia, colliding cultures and bioaccumulated toxins in polar bears
Nan mei zhou de zhi chang zi by Sara Wheeler( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Chinese and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il paese sottile by Sara Wheeler( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes from the Arctic Circle by Sara Wheeler( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smashing through the Arctic Ocean with the crew of a Russian icebreaker, herding reindeer across the tundra with Lapps and shadowing the Trans-Alaskan pipeline with truckers, the author uncovers the beautiful, brutal reality of the Arctic
Second acts in a new world by Sara Wheeler( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After reckoning with the ends of the earth in acclaimed books such as 'Terra Incognita' and 'The Magnetic North', Sara Wheeler rediscovered America 35 years after her first Greyhound trip across the country. She returns in turbulent midlife to trace the steps of 6 women who fled various sorts of trouble in 19th-century England and went to the United States to reinvent themselves
Unterwegs in einem schmalen Land eine Frau bezwingt die extremen Landschaften Chiles by Sara Wheeler( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Too close to the sun : the audacious life and times of Denys Finch Hatton
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Terra incognita : travels in AntarcticaCherry : a life of Apsley Cherry-GarrardToo close to the sun : the life and times of Denys Finch HattonTravels in a thin country : a journey through ChileAmazonian : the Penguin book of women's new travel writingAntarctica, the Falklands & South GeorgiaDear Daniel : letters from AntarcticaAccess all areas : selected writings 1990-2011
Alternative Names
Sara Wheeler author

Sara Wheeler britische Reise-Schriftstellerin, Biografin und Journalistin

Sara Wheeler Brits auteur

Sara Wheeler Escritora brit√°nica

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