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In Search of the South Pole
Author: Huw Lewis-Jones

ISBN: 9781844861378
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1 June 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 26.7 x 19.7 x 1.8
Description:
A stunning and fascinating visual history of a cultural phenomenon, a biography not of Captain Scott but of the South Pole itself. The words of Scott, Amundsen, Shackleton, Edmund Hillary, Vivian Fuchs and Ranulph Fiennes ring from its pages, illustrated with unique photos from Frank Hurley and Herbert Ponting.

In 1911 the world was watching, waiting, hoping, attention focused on a desolate spot at the very end of the earth, as two men raced to conquer the South Pole. A hundred years after Roald Amundsen's triumph and Robert Scott's tragic demise, our fascination with the Antarctic remains as acute as ever. On the centenary of their epic expeditions, this book traces our search for the South Pole, from the earliest encounters with Antarctica's icy waters, through the Heroic Age to modern times.

In addition to the words of Scott and Amundsen, vivid descriptions from the logbooks, journals and narratives of pioneers such as Carsten Borchgrevink, Ernest Shackleton and Douglas Mawson provide first-hand experiences of this enigmatic and unforgiving region. In our own times, there is commentary from modern explorers and tr...

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