The South Pole

The South Pole : An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram", 1910-1912

By (author) Captian Roald Amundsen , By (author) Roland Huntford , By (author) Fridtjof Nansen

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Roald Amundsen records his race to be the first man to reach the South Pole. Amundsen's expertise enabled him to succeed where his predecessors, and competitors, did not. His rival Captain Robert F. Scott not only failed to reach the Pole first, but-due to poor preparation and miscalculation-died with the rest of his party on their return trip. The South Pole remains one of the greatest and most important books on polar exploration.

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  • Paperback | 896 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.1 x 63.5mm | 1,542.23g
  • 01 Dec 2000
  • Cooper Square Publishers Inc.,U.S.
  • Lanham
  • English
  • Cooper Square P.
  • 0815411278
  • 9780815411277
  • 673,212

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Roald Amundsen (1872-1928) was the first to sail through the Northwest and Northeast Passages, and the first to fly a dirigible over the North Pole.

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