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    DescriptionIn this gripping dual biography, Huntford reexamines every detail of the great race to the South Pole between Britain's Robert Scott and Norway's Raoul Amundsen. Scott, who died along with four of his men only 11 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. A brilliant and highly readable history which captures the driving ambitions of the era and the complex, often deeply flawed, men who were charged with carrying them out.


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    Title
    The Last Place on Earth
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Roland Huntford
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 576
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 581 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780375754746
    ISBN 10: 0375754741
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.4
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    DC22: B
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    B&T Approval Code: A19200000
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    DC21: 919.89040922
    LC classification: G875.S35 H
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    LC classification: G875.S35 H86 1999
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    8 maps
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Modern Library Inc
    Publication date
    07 September 1999
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "A remarkably vivid picture of the agonies and feuds, as well as joys, of polar exploration . . . a fascinating book."--The New York Times "An extraordinarily rich reading experience."--Los Angeles Times At the beginning of the twentieth century, the South Pole was the most coveted prize in the fiercely nationalistic modern age of exploration. In this brilliant dual biography, the award-winning writer Roland Huntford reexamines every detail of the great race to the South Pole between Britain's Robert Scott and Norway's Roald Amundsen. Scott, who died 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. Roland Huntford is the former Scandinavian correspondent for the London Observer. He is the bestselling author of two critically acclaimed biographies of Ernest Shackleton and Fridtjof Nansen as well as the novel "Sea of Darkness." He lives in Cambridge, England. Jon Krakauer is the author of "Into Thin Air, " which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and "Into the Wild." His work has appeared in many magazines, including Outside, Smithsonian, and National Geographic. He chose the books in the Modern Library Exploration series for their literary merit and historical significance--and because he found them such a pleasure to read.