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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

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by Roald E. Amundsen, Roland Huntford (Introduction), Fridtjof Nansen (Foreword by)
 

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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

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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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This adventure harks back to the days when men were men--even in mittens! Captain Amundsen was the leader of the first expedition to reach the South Pole, on December 14, 1911. His account was originally published as two volumes in 1913 and is here reproduced in a single package for the first time. Amundsen and his team endured frostbite, snow blindness, and other horrors, all of which are well chronicled here. The text is supported by many monochrome photos, maps, and charts. This also includes a new introduction by Amundsen's biographer Roland Huntford. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780903983471
Publisher:
C. Hurst & Company, Publishers, Limited
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Pages:
896
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

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Roald Amundsen (1872-1928) was the first to sail through the Northwest and Northeast Passages, and the first to fly a dirigible over the North Pole.

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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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