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    DescriptionDuring the last quarter of the nineteenth century and the first two decades of the twentieth, explorers from around the world conquered nature's last closely guarded bastions. Between them they navigated the Northwest and Northeast Passages, attained the North and South Poles, crossed the Arctic Basin and first flew airships and airplanes in the Arctic and Antarctic. "Polar Exploration" recounts the famous adventures of Ernest Shackleton, Douglas Mawson, Robert Falcon Scott and Roald Amundsen but also narrates stories far less well known to tell of poisonings, cannibalism, false claims, near misses and the feared killer of the polar regions - scurvy. Facsimile memorabilia will include: Scott's final diary entry; pages from Amundsen's 1911 diary describing how he reached the South Pole; and, a letter from Shackleton before he set off on his expedition aboard the Endurance.


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    Title
    Polar Exploration
    Subtitle
    The Royal Geographical Society
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Beau Riffenburgh
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 64
    Width: 245 mm
    Height: 283 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 1,330 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780233002637
    ISBN 10: 0233002634
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.0
    BIC subject category V2: RGR
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MTN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16630
    BISAC V2.8: HIS046000
    DC22: 919.804
    BIC subject category V2: 1MTN
    Thema V1.0: RGR
    Illustrations note
    approx 250 illustrations
    Publisher
    Carlton Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Andre Deutsch Ltd
    Publication date
    01 October 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Beau Riffenburgh specializes in polar exploration. He earned his doctorate degree at the Scott Polar Research Institute at the University of Cambridge and was editor of Polar Record, the world's oldest journal of polar research, the head of the Polar History Group at the Scott Polar Research Institute and a lecturer in the history faculty of the University of Cambridge. He has written several books on exploration and for Andre Deutsch he wrote the Royal Geographical Society Exploration Experience (2007) and The Titanic Experience (2008).
    Table of contents
    Introduction; Prelude to the Heroic Age; Death in the Arctic; New Lands in the Far North; The British Arctic Expedition; The Northeast Passage; An American Tragedy; Dining on the Dead; Nansen Crosses Greenland; The Voyage of Fram; Balloon Towards the Pole; Belgica's Antarctic Winter; Winter on the Continent; Second Fram Expedition; Scott of the Antarctic; Nordenskjold's Adversity; The Scientist's Head South; Charcot's Two Voyages; The Northwest Passage; Shackleton's Farthest South; The Great Controversy; Scott's Last Expedition; Amundsen Attains the Pole; The Ice is King; Mawson's Race with Death; Shackleton's Endurance; The Age of Flight; After the Heroic Age.