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A Visitor's Guide to South Georgia:
Second Edition
Sally Poncet & Kim Crosbie

Book Description | Reviews

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Map of South Georgia showing site locations inside front cover
A Message from Nigel Haywood 7
Foreword by Keith Shackleton 9
About this Guide 10
TIPS FOR VISITORS 11
NATURAL HISTORY OF SOUTH GEORGIA

  • Oceans and Climate 16
  • Geology 18
  • Glaciers and Landforms 20
  • Vegetation 22
  • Wildlife 24
  • Introduced species 29

A BRIEF HISTORY OF SOUTH GEORGIA

  • The Discovery of South Georgia 32
  • The Sealers 33
  • The Explorers 34
  • Carl Anton Larsen and the Whaling Industry 36
  • The Discovery Investigations 38
  • Duncan Carse and the South Georgia Surveys 1951-57 39
  • Establishing British Antarctic Survey Research 40
  • South Georgia, A Diplomacy Case 41

CURRENT ACTIVITIES

  • Stamps 42
  • Government Administration 44
  • Tourism 45
  • South Georgia Fisheries 47
  • Fisheries Research at King Edward Point 48
  • Seabird and Seal Research 50
  • Longline Fisheries and Seabirds 52

THE APPROACH TO SOUTH GEORGIA 54
KEY TO SITE MAPS 56
KEY INFORMATION

  • Wandering Albatrosses 66
  • Burrowing Petrels 82
  • Life at Leith Harbour 92
  • Southern Elephant Seals 116
  • King Penguins 138
  • Fur Seals 156

THE SITES

  • Elsehul 58
  • Prion Island 62
  • Salisbury Plain 70
  • Prince Olav Harbour 74
  • Fortuna Bay 78
  • Hercules Bay 84
  • Leith Harbour 88
  • Shackleton Walk 94
  • Stromness Harbour 98
  • Husvik 102
  • Jason Harbour 106
  • Grytviken & King Edward Point 108
  • Maiviken 118
  • Cobblers Cove 122
  • Godthul 126
  • Ocean Harbour 130
  • St. Andrews Bay 134
  • Moltke Harbour 140
  • Will Point & Brisbane Point 144
  • Gold Harbour 148
  • Cooper Bay 152
  • Drygalski Fjord & Larsen Harbour 158
  • King Haakon Bay 162

Checklist of the Fauna and Flora of South Georgia 164
Bird Breeding Calendar 171
Bibliography 172
Useful Addresses and Websites 174
Photo/Art Credits 175
Acknowledgements 178

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