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IN SEARCH OF THE SOUTH POLE By Huw Lewis-Jones And Kari Herbert

IN SEARCH OF THE SOUTH POLE

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A century after Amundsen's triumph and Scott's tragedy, our fascination with Antarctica remains as acute as ever. This glorious visual history traces our search for the South Pole, from our earliest encounters through the Heroic Age to modern times.

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IN SEARCH OF THE SOUTH POLE by Huw Lewis-Jones And Kari Herbert

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 travellers, writers and scientists, who explain what the South Pole means to them. Among those featured are Edmund Hillary, Vivian Fuchs, Ranulph Fiennes and Borge Ousland. Stunning images by Herbert Ponting and Frank Hurley, and from the personal collections of explorers and adventure photographers, as well as contemporary ephemera and artefacts, illustrate the hardships of life on the ice. The authors have woven together the narrative of this enduring human quest with individual stories to place the Scott-Amundsen race in historical context and consider its legacy in the manhaulers, extreme skiers and adventure tourists of today. In the 21st century the South Pole remains an international stage for ambition and personal endeavour. For anyone who has felt the pull of this magnetic place - this is the book for you.

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IN SEARCH OF THE SOUTH POLE Reviews


The best, most balanced, authoritative and just plain excellent book on polar exploration that we've seen in years. * Longitude Books *

About Huw Lewis-Jones And Kari Herbert


Dr Huw Lewis-Jones is a historian and editor with a PhD from the University of Cambridge. Huw was Curator at the Scott Polar Research Institute and the National Maritime Museum and is now an award-winning author who writes and lectures widely about maritime history, exploration and the visual arts. His books include Arctic, Ocean Portraits, In Search of the South Pole, and Mountain Heroes, which won Adventure Book of the Year at the World ITB Awards in Germany. n 2015 he was awarded the Leif Erikson Exploration History Award by The Exploration Museum in Iceland for his commitment to the history of exploration. Huw is currently Editorial Director of the indie publisher Polarworld. Kari Herbert first started travelling at the age of 10 months with her father, the pioneering explorer Sir Wally Herbert. Her first book, The Explorer's Daughter, was chosen as `Book of the Week' by BBC Radio 4.

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GOR005318109
IN SEARCH OF THE SOUTH POLE by Huw Lewis-Jones And Kari Herbert
Huw Lewis-Jones And Kari Herbert
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2011-10-17
192
1844861376
9781844861378
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