Scott and Amundsen
The Last Place on Earth
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Scott and Amundsen by Roland Huntford
Book DescriptionAt the beginning of the twentieth century, the South Pole was the most coveted prize in the fiercely nationalistic modern age of exploration. In the brilliant dual biography, the award-winning writer Roland Huntford re-examines every detail of the great race to the South Pole between Britain's Robert Scott and Norway's Roald Amundsen. Scott, who dies along with four of his men only eleven miles from his next cache of supplies, became Britain's beloved failure, while Amundsen, who not only beat Scott to the Pole but returned alive, was largely forgotten. This account of their race is a gripping, highly readable history that captures the driving ambitions of the era and the complex, often deeply flawed men who were charged with carrying them out. THE LAST PLACE ON EARTH is the first of Huntford's masterly trilogy of polar biographies. It is also the only work on the subject in the English language based on the original Norwegian sources, to which Huntford returned to revise and update this edition.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780349113951
(153mm x 202mm x 30mm)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 7-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Roland Huntford
Race for the South Pole, Paperback (September 2011)
In 1910 Robert Falcon Scott and Roald Amundsen set sail for Antarctica, each from his own starting point, and the epic race for the South Pole was on. December 2011 marks the centenary of the conclusion to the last great race of terrestrial discovery. This title presents each man's full account of the race to the South Pole in their own words.
Two Planks and a Passion, Paperback (September 2009)
Predating the wheel, the ski has played an important role in our history. This book features a history that begins 20,000 years ago in the last ice age on the icy tundra of an unformed earth.
Nansen, Paperback (December 2001)
This is the first full-scale biography of Nansen, drawing on a wealth of new material including diaries and other hitherto untapped documents.
South Pole, Paperback (November 2000)» View all books by Roland Huntford
The first explorer to reach the South Pole recounts the rigors of his expedition.
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Author Biography - Roland Huntford
Roland Huntford is the former Scandinavian correspondent for the OBSERVER. He is the bestselling author of two critically acclaimed biographies of Ernest Shackleton and Fridtjof Nansen as well as the novel THE SEA OF DARKNESS. He lives near Cambridge.
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