Polar Exploration: The Heroic Exploits of the World's Greatest Polar Explorers

Polar Exploration: The Heroic Exploits of the World's Greatest Polar Explorers

Hardback

By (author) Research Fellow at Wolfson College Cambridge and Lecturer in the Faculty of History Beau Riffenburgh

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  • Publisher: Carlton Publishing Group
  • Format: Hardback | 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 250mm x 290mm x 15mm | 971g
  • Publication date: 5 October 2010
  • ISBN 10: 1847326935
  • ISBN 13: 9781847326935
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,217,488

Product description

Produced in association with the Royal Geographical Society, "Polar Explorations" looks back at a heroic age, when explorers ventured forth to conquer nature's last bastions. It follows the most incredible voyages in history, from the initial navigation of the Northwest Passage to first flights over the Antarctic. There are impressive accounts of Shackleton's famed open-boat journey, Mawson's solo trek across the Polar Plateau, Ellsworth's transatlantic flight, and more. Lesser-known stories of cannibalism, madness, sabotage, and mutiny capture the thrill and danger of these amazing missions.

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