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    DescriptionFor the first time ever Roland Huntford presents each man's 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. 2010, marks the centenary of the last great race of terrestrial discovery. For the first time Scott's unedited diary entries run alongside those of Amundsen and Bjaaland, never before translated into English. Cutting through the welter of controversy, with the polar journey at the heart of the story Huntford weaves a narrative frpm the protagonists explanations of their own fate. What emerges is a whole new understanding of what really happened on the ice.


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    Title
    The Race for the South Pole
    Subtitle
    In Their Own Words
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Roland Huntford
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 364
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 699 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781441169822
    ISBN 10: 1441169822
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 13690
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC subject category V2: RGR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HBTD
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 919.8904
    BISAC V2.8: BIO023000, HIS046000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ARCTIC, CHRN/PREWWI
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037070, HIS051000
    BIC subject category V2: WTLP
    LC subject heading: , , , , , ,
    LC classification: G875.S35 A3 2010
    Thema V1.0: NHTD, RGR, WTLP
    Edition statement
    New.
    Illustrations note
    25 bw illustrations
    Publisher
    Continuum Publishing Corporation
    Imprint name
    Continuum Publishing Corporation
    Publication date
    02 December 2010
    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
    Race for the South Pole, while allowing the reader to savour the contrasts between the expedition diaries of Scott, Amundsen and Bjaaland, also shows Huntford in continued argument with his sources.--Sanford Lakoff
    Table of contents
    Timeline; Maps; Introduction; Diaries; Conclusion; EpilogueBibliography; Index.