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Cat hunter, Sealer, 'islander' legacy BOOK
A substantial book about life on Marion Island! This book documents anecdotes from the earliest researchers, past cat hunters to modern sealers who are currently gathering data and monitoring animals at Marion Island. If you've been there, this book will bring back memories and if you haven't been there, this book will make you want to go to Marion! Beautiful photo's and interesting anecdotes weaved into the factual background of the broader Southern Ocean islands, show that the spirit of adventure and exploration still lives in 2017 in the name of science!
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS BOOK.....
Environment and History (leading scientific journal in environmental history; Book Review by Prof Jane Carruthers)
"Pain forms the Character is an unusual work of environmental history because it raises a number of topics net yet well explored in the literature....... There are seven chapters ... some two-hundred brief entries, which vary widely in tone and content ... linked by forewords and intervening blocks of text. The book contains descriptions of changing research methods and technology in eradicating cats and studying wildlife and of existence generally in this extreme and hostile environment...... There are amusing as well as serious anecdotes........ It deserves a wide readership for the unusual perspective that it offers."
Dr Beverley Damonse (National Research Foundation Group Executive: Science Engagement and Corporate Relations)
“Pain forms the Character is indeed an interesting read about research and life on the Prince Edward Islands group. I think it is a good read for beyond the academic [community]. It is the kind of imaginative output that we [NRF] are trying to capture to get a sense of how the funded research is contributing to informing a more general public.“
Prof. Isabelle Ansorge (Oceanographer, University of Cape Town)
"Wow!! This is an incredible achievement..... Massive!! ..... a very interesting tale and more importantly a historical record of SANAP."
Dr Gansen Pillay (National Research Foundation: Deputy CEO)
“Excellent coverage! Stunning pics!"