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In search of the South Pole
A century after Amundsen's triumph and Scott's tragedy, our fascination with Antarctica endures. This glorious visual history combines discussions of the great polar voyages, and their scientific and imaginative import, with a range of rare materials--previously unpublished photographs, artworks, ephemera, and manuscripts from public and private collections--to give us a b ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published 2011 by Conway
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A nicely produced overview of Antarctic exploration from James Cook up to the present day, though with the most emphasis given (understandably) to the efforts of Shackleton, Amundsen and Scott. It's well-illustrated with contemporary photographs: my main quibble was that although historical charts are included, there is no modern map of Antarctica showing the various routes taken. Otherwise this is an attractive introduction to the subject.
Aug 19, 2013 George Ilsley rated it really liked it
A multi-faceted view of the approach to one of the last frontiers on Earth. Each point of view opens up another avenue for research. This volume also provides insight from contemporary researchers, explorers and adventurers, some of whom try to re-do what others have done, or attempted to do in the past.