A polar affair : Antarctica's forgotten hero and the secret love lives of penguins / Lloyd Spencer Davis.

By: Davis, Lloyd Spencer, 1954-
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2019Edition: First Pegusus Books cloth editionDescription: ix, 358 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cmISBN: 9781643131252 :; 1643131257Other title: Antarctica's forgotten hero and the secret love lives of penguinsSubject(s): Levick, G. Murray (George Murray), 1876-1956 | Davis, Lloyd Spencer, 1954- -- Travel -- Antarctica | British Antarctic ("Terra Nova") Expedition (1910-1913) | Penguins -- Behavior | Sexual behavior in animals | Antarctica -- Discovery and explorationDDC classification: 919.89 Summary: George Murray Levick was the physician on Robert Falcon Scott's tragic Antarctic expedition of 1910. Marooned for an Antarctic winter, Levick passed the time by becoming the first man to study penguins up close. His findings were so shocking to Victorian morals that they were quickly suppressed and seemingly lost to history. A century later, Lloyd Spencer Davis rediscovers Levick and his findings during the course of his own scientific adventures in Antarctica. Levick's long-suppressed manuscript reveals not only an incredible survival story, but one that will change our understanding of an entire species. -- Publisher's description.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p> A captivating blend of true adventure and natural history by one of today's leading penguin experts and Antarctic explorers. </p> <p>George Murray Levick was the physician on Robert Falcon Scott's tragic Antarctic expedition of 1910. Marooned for an Antarctic winter, Levick passed the time by becoming the first man to study penguins up close. His findings were so shocking to Victorian morals that they were quickly suppressed and seemingly lost to history.</p> <p>A century later, Lloyd Spencer Davis rediscovers Levick and his findings during the course of his own scientific adventures in Antarctica. Levick's long-suppressed manuscript reveals not only an incredible survival story, but one that will change our understanding of an entire species.</p> <p>A Polar Affair reveals the last untold tale from the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. It is perhaps the greatest of all of those stories but why was it hidden to begin with? The ever-fascinating and charming penguin holds the key. Moving deftly between both Levick's and Davis's explorations, observations and comparisons in biology over the course of a century, A Polar Affair reveals cutting-edge findings about ornithology, in which the sex lives of penguins are the jumping-off point for major new insights into the underpinnings of evolutionary biology itself.</p>

Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-348) and index.

"Further reading: key references": pages 327-330.

George Murray Levick was the physician on Robert Falcon Scott's tragic Antarctic expedition of 1910. Marooned for an Antarctic winter, Levick passed the time by becoming the first man to study penguins up close. His findings were so shocking to Victorian morals that they were quickly suppressed and seemingly lost to history. A century later, Lloyd Spencer Davis rediscovers Levick and his findings during the course of his own scientific adventures in Antarctica. Levick's long-suppressed manuscript reveals not only an incredible survival story, but one that will change our understanding of an entire species. -- Publisher's description.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Prologue (p. vii)
  • Part 1 The Lure of Antarctica (p. 1)
  • Homosexuality (p. 3)
  • 1 Victorian Values (p. 5)
  • 2 Terra Austraus (p. 15)
  • 3 The Three Norwegians (p. 27)
  • Part 2 All Roads Lead To Cape Adare (p. 43)
  • Divorce (p. 45)
  • 4 First Observations (p. 47)
  • 5 Boyhood Dreams (p. 59)
  • 6 Lost Opportunities (p. 73)
  • 7 Courtship (p. 88)
  • 8 Deception (p. 100)
  • 9 The Eastern Party (p. 112)
  • Part 3 Cape Adare (p. 127)
  • Infidelity (p. 129)
  • 10 The Northern Party (p. 131)
  • 11 The Worst Journey (p. 142)
  • 12 The Reluctant Penguin Biologist (p. 153)
  • 13 The Race Begins (p. 165)
  • 14 Competition (p. 176)
  • 15 Timing (p. 186)
  • Part 4 After Cape Adare (p. 199)
  • Rape (p. 201)
  • 16 Hooligans (p. 203)
  • 17 Weather (p. 218)
  • 18 Dogs (p. 230)
  • 19 Winter (p. 243)
  • 20 Return Journey (p. 255)
  • Part 5 After Antarctica (p. 273)
  • Prostitution (p. 275)
  • 21 The Depravities Of Men (p. 277)
  • 22 After The War (p. 296)
  • 23 The Pole At Last (p. 308)
  • Further Reading Key References (p. 327)
  • Acknowledgments (p. 331)
  • Endnotes (p. 333)
  • Index (p. 349)
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