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Race To The End: Amundsen, Scott, and the Attainment of the South Pole

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In connection with the world-famous American Museum of Natural History: the gripping true story of the race to the South Pole

A beautifully told, impeccably researched, and stunningly illustrated account of the arduous quest for social advancement, scientific knowledge, recognition, and pride.

A century ago, England's Robert Falcon Scott and Norway’s Roald Amundsen— two expl
Hardcover, 245 pages
Published May 4th 2010 by Sterling Innovation (first published 2010)
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This book is a fantastic, lovingly illustrated retelling of the 1911 nimrod expedition to the South Pole that ended in tragedy. The book is in written in conjunction of the Natural History museums exhibition on the subject (can't wait to see it).

Whilst I will never fully understand why people feel the need put their life at risk just to be the first to plant a flag I can't help but admire sheer determination and bravery in the face of adversity. The Antarctic is an unforgiving place and in1911
This book is beautifully illustrated. As it states in the preface, it was written to accompany the American Museum of Natural History's new Antarctic exhibit. I borrowed it from my local library just to enjoy the photos of artifacts from the Scott and Amundsen expeditions. There are also great photos from the expeditions themselves.

I will confess that I returned the book before I read the main text, although I found the extensive captions on the photos themselves informative.
Jeanne Larson
This book was interestingly written. I don't usually find myself pulled along by documentary style reading, but this author included anecdotes and enough intrigue and backstory to make it a good read. Illustrations were helpful too. I'd recommend it, both from an historical and entertainment point of view.
Not a comprehensive narrative, but a reasonably detailed, well-executed summary of the “race,” with many fascinating photographs and maps that do not appear in other published accounts. A quick, worthwhile read.
Excellent account of these two expeditions. The text, maps, and photos do a solid job of explaining the harsh incredibly difficult conditions these explorers had to endure.
Excellent photography, not quite the same caliber as that of Shackletons expedition, but still quite amazing. Good read.
One of the best exploration books I have read! Superb pictures and historical insight too!
Angela Wade
The only thing missing was the diaries.
Beautiful illustrations and text
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