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    DescriptionIn the 1830s, the forbidding Antarctic region represented the ultimate mystery. The prospect of discovering a lucrative whaling ground made this as yet uncharted and unexploited region especially enticing. Three expediti ons to the pole were launched simultaneously by the United States, France, and Britain, each nation 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" provides an account of their adventures.


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    Title
    The Race to the White Continent
    Subtitle
    Voyages to the Antarctic
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alan Gurney
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 141 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 367 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780393323214
    ISBN 10: 0393323218
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 13690
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: GEO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.4
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    BIC subject category V2: RGR
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MTS
    DC22: 919.8904
    B&T Approval Code: A19200000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS046000
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ARCTIC
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037060
    DC21: 919.8904
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 11
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027150, HIS051000
    DC22: 919.8/904
    BISAC V2.8: TRV020000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JH
    B&T Approval Code: A15800000
    BIC subject category V2: 1MTS
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: G860 .G84 2000
    Thema V1.0: WTH, NHB, RGR, NHQ
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    10 July 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New York