In Search of the South Pole

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A century after Amundsen's triumph and Scott's tragedy, our fascination with Antarctica endures. This glorious visual history combines discussions of the great polar voyages, and their scientific and imaginative import, with a range of rare materials--previously unpublished photographs, artworks, ephemera, and manuscripts from public and private collections--to give us a biography not just of two amazing men but of the South Pole itself. An international who's who of explorers, historians, scientists, and polar ...
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Overview

A century after Amundsen's triumph and Scott's tragedy, our fascination with Antarctica endures. This glorious visual history combines discussions of the great polar voyages, and their scientific and imaginative import, with a range of rare materials--previously unpublished photographs, artworks, ephemera, and manuscripts from public and private collections--to give us a biography not just of two amazing men but of the South Pole itself. An international who's who of explorers, historians, scientists, and polar experts, including Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Lynne Cox, Don Walsh, have contributed to this stunning work.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844861378
  • Publisher: Conway
  • Publication date: 1/3/2012
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 723,548
  • Product dimensions: 8.08 (w) x 10.82 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Huw Lewis-Jones is a historian and former Curator of Art at the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge. He is the author of Polar Portraits and Ocean Portraits in Conway's Face to Face series. Formerly Visiting Fellow at Harvard University, and Curator of Imperial and Maritime History at the National Maritime Museum, London, Huw is also a consultant to various media and broadcasting outlets.

Kari Herbert first started travelling at the age of 10 months when her father, the pioneering explorer Sir Wally Herbert, took his family to live with a tribe of Inuit for over two years on a remote island off the coast of Northwest Greenland. Her first book, The Explorer's Daughter, was chosen as “Book of the Week” by BBC Radio 4. She is the founding director of Polarworld, a small publishing company that specializes in the polar regions.

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