The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the

The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram", 1910-1912 / Edition 1

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by Captain Roald Amundsen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0815411278

ISBN-13: 9780815411277

Pub. Date: 11/28/2000

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Roald Amundsen records his race to be the first man to reach the South Pole. Amundsen's expertise enabled him to succeed where his predecessors, and competitors, did not. His rival Captain Robert F. Scott not only failed to reach the Pole first, but—due to poor preparation and miscalculation—died with the rest of his party on their return trip. The South

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Roald Amundsen records his race to be the first man to reach the South Pole. Amundsen's expertise enabled him to succeed where his predecessors, and competitors, did not. His rival Captain Robert F. Scott not only failed to reach the Pole first, but—due to poor preparation and miscalculation—died with the rest of his party on their return trip. The South Pole remains one of the greatest and most important books on polar exploration.

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ISBN-13:
9780815411277
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Pages:
896
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 8.94(h) x 2.46(d)

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The South pole; an account of the Norwegian Antarctic expedition in the Fram, 1910-1912 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fabulous book. A bit too detailed at times, but very informative for an interested reader. This original volumes for this book were written by Amundsen shortly after his trip. The outdated prose is a joy to read, but the treatment of the dogs seems harsh today. Quite a long story, but worth the effort. Honestly written, with the exception of Amundsen's explanation of the veil of secrecy prior to departure for the South Pole.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Historicly correct and interesting. Must read.
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