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    DescriptionFor the first time ever Roland Huntford presents each man's full account of the race to the South Pole in their own words. 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. For the first time Scott's unedited diaries run alongside those of both Amundsen and Olav Bjaaland, never before translated into English. Cutting through the welter of controversy to the events at the heart of the story, Huntford weaves the narrative from the protagonists' accounts of their own fate. What emerges is a whole new understanding of what really happened on the ice and the definitive account of the Race for the South Pole.

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    Race for the South Pole
    The Expedition Diaries of Scott and Amundsen
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Roland Huntford
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    ISBN 13: 9781441126672
    ISBN 10: 1441126678

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJC
    BIC subject category V2: BJ
    Libri: I-HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: D
    BIC subject category V2: HBJQ
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MTS
    DC22: 919.8904
    BISAC V2.8: HIS046000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037070
    Abridged Dewey: 909
    BISAC V2.8: HIS051000
    BIC subject category V2: WTLP, 3JJC, 1MTS
    Thema V1.0: DND, WTLP, NHQ
    Illustrations note
    25 bw illustrations
    Continuum Publishing Corporation
    Imprint name
    Continuum Publishing Corporation
    Publication date
    17 November 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Roland Huntford is the world's foremost authority on the polar expeditions and their protagonists. He is the author of the award-winning Two Planks and a Passion: the Dramatic History of Skiing, Scott and Amundsen: Last Place on Earth and biographer of Shackleton and Nansen. He was the Scandinavian correspondent on The Observer for many years.
    Review quote
    "'Breaks new ground by letting both men live and die side by side in their own words... The Race for the South Pole represents Huntford's final attempt to get Scott and Amundsen's legacies restored to what he believes should be their proper balance. There is simply no more evidence left to find.' (Guardian G2)"
    Table of contents
    Figures; Acknowledgements; Note on the Text; Dramatis Personae; Abbreviations; Introduction; The Race for the South Pole; Epilogue; Glossary; Notes; Bibliography; Index.