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 Amundsen
     
 

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At last we got away, on October 19. The weather for the past few days had not been altogether reliable; now windy, now calm now snowing, now clear: regular spring weather, in other words. That day it continued unsettled; it was misty and thick in the morning, and did not promise well for the day, but by 9.30 there was a light breeze from the east, and at the same

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At last we got away, on October 19. The weather for the past few days had not been altogether reliable; now windy, now calm now snowing, now clear: regular spring weather, in other words. That day it continued unsettled; it was misty and thick in the morning, and did not promise well for the day, but by 9.30 there was a light breeze from the east, and at the same time it cleared.

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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:
9781412196239
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Publication date:
04/21/2010
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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 The outdated prose is a joy to read, but the treatment of the dogs seems harsh today.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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