Polar Exploration, in Association with the Royal Geographical Society

By: Riffenburgh, Beau

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Large hardcover with illustrated boards in Fine condition, slipcase in Fine condition. colour illustrations and folding maps, index. Facsimile memorabilia will include: Scott's final diary entry; pages from Amundsen's 1911 diary describing how he reached the South Pole; and, a letter from Shackleton before he set off on his expedition aboard the Endurance. During the last quarter of the nineteenth century and the first two decades of the twentieth, explorers from around the world conquered nature's last closely guarded bastions. Between them they navigated the Northwest and Northeast Passages, attained the North and South Poles, crossed the Arctic Basin and first flew airships and airplanes in the Arctic and Antarctic. "Polar Exploration" recounts the famous adventures of Ernest Shackleton, Douglas Mawson, Robert Falcon Scott and Roald Amundsen but also narrates stories far less well known to tell of poisonings, cannibalism, false claims, near misses and the feared killer of the polar regions - scurvy.

Title: Polar Exploration, in Association with the Royal Geographical Society

Author Name: Riffenburgh, Beau

Edition: 1st Edition

ISBN Number: 0233002634

ISBN-13: 9780233002637

Location Published: Andre Deutsch Ltd: 2009

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Type: Book

Categories: Arctic

Seller ID: 011988