Race to the White Continent by Alan Gurney
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Race to the White Continent
By Alan Gurney

The Race to the White Continent

Voyages to the Antarctic

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Format: Paperback

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Race to the White Continent by Alan Gurney

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In the 1830s, the forbidding Antarctic region represented the ultimate mystery. The prospect of discovering a lucrative whaling ground made this uncharted and untapped region especially enticing. Three expeditions to the pole were launched simultaneously by the United States, France, and Britain, each vying to be the first to venture farther south than any vessel had ever sailed before. These expeditions paved the way for the explorers, traders, and whalers of what was to become known as the "Heroic Age" of Antarctic exploration. The Race to the White Continent is a captivating account of their adventures.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780393323214
ISBN-10: 0393323218
Format: Paperback
(211mm x 140mm x 20mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 10-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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"A great adventure story."-Dava Sobel, New York Times Book Review

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Author Biography - Alan Gurney

Alan Gurney is a former yacht designer and photographer living in Suffolk, England. His previous books include Compass and Race to the White Continent.

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