Race to the South Pole

Race to the South Pole

by Roald Amundsen
     
 

For Roald Amundsen (1872-1928), his book - written in an era in which even telegraph communications were difficult - represent valuable documentation of how the expedition he planned and led reached the South Pole on December 14, 1911 Nevertheless, the scope of his account is actually much broader than that of a travel diary. It examines the history of Antarctic… See more details below

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For Roald Amundsen (1872-1928), his book - written in an era in which even telegraph communications were difficult - represent valuable documentation of how the expedition he planned and led reached the South Pole on December 14, 1911 Nevertheless, the scope of his account is actually much broader than that of a travel diary. It examines the history of Antarctic exploration over the centuries, interwoven with the tale of the Norwegian challenge. It details everything from the stages involved in preparing for departure to the race for the South Pole which he reached just one month ahead of his rival Robert Scott.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788854402171
Publisher:
White Star Publishers
Publication date:
03/13/2007
Series:
Great Adventures Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.11(w) x 7.29(h) x 1.77(d)

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