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Race To The Pole By Meredith Hooper

Race To The Pole by Meredith Hooper

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Summary

The thrilling true story of the race to find the South Pole.

Race To The Pole Summary

Race To The Pole by Meredith Hooper

Until the early years of the 20th century, the vast continent of Antarctica was barely discovered. All that changed, when Scott, Shackleton, and Amundsen set out to solve the last great unsolved geographical mystery and find the South Pole.

This book tells the amazing tale of their expeditions into the unknown. It is high adventure, dramatic and tense, with three contrasting characters - Scott, the traditional British hero, whose lack of preparation had tragic results; Shackleton (born in County Kildare) a more modern leader, refusing to sacrifice his men's lives to the cause; Amundsen, Norwegian and the true professional whose attention to detail saw him through. All the great themes are here - courage, hardship, agonising decisions, leadership, suffering and tragic death.



With stunning photographs taken during the expeditions.

Race To The Pole Reviews

Packs a huge amount of action into a very short retelling * Cork Evening Echo *
Well-written and well-researched ... a wonderfully gripping, inspirational story of personal bravery and sacrifice ... a wonderful book for anyone interested in the human spirit and its endeavours * School Librarian *
All the great themes are here -- courage, hardship, painful decisions, leadership, suffering and tragic death * The Newspaper (London) *
Well-written and well-researched... a wonderfully gripping, inspirational story of personal bravery and sacrifice... a wonderful book for anyone interested in the human spirit and its endeavours * The School Librarian *
'Fabulously readable account' * TES Primary *

About Meredith Hooper

Meredith Hooper was born in Australia, and studied Imperial and Naval history at Oxford. She has an international reputation as a writer of exceptional fiction and non fiction for children and adults, able to distil a wealth of research into fine, lucid prose. She is also visting Research Fellow of the Royal Institution Centre for the History of Science and Technology and a member of the Association of British Science Writers. She has travelled to Antarctica and written extensively about the continent, and was awarded the 2000 Antarctica Medal by the Royal Institution.

Additional information

GOR003120928
9780340785058
0340785055
Race To The Pole by Meredith Hooper
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Hachette Children's Group
2002-02-14
128
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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