The South Pole Illustrated

The South Pole  Illustrated

The South Pole by Roald Amundsen tells the story of the author's trek to the Antarctic region. Roald Amundsen led the first expedition to reach the South Pole, on December 14, 1911.

Author: Roald Amundsen

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 9783730993101

Category: History

Page: 459

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The South Pole by Roald Amundsen tells the story of the author's trek to the Antarctic region. Roald Amundsen led the first expedition to reach the South Pole, on December 14, 1911. His account, entitled The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the Fram, 1910-1912, tells how the team endured frostbite, snow blindness, and other horrors to reach their destination. Roald Amundsen planted the Norwegian flag on the South Pole on December 14, 1911, a full month before Robert Falcon Scott arrived on the same spot. Amundsen's book is a riveting first-hand account of a truly heroic expedition. The journey to the South Pole remains Roald Amundsen's masterpiece, the culmination of the classical age of Polar exploration and, perhaps, the greatest snow journey ever made.
Categories: History

The Return of the South Pole Sled Dogs

The Return of the South Pole Sled Dogs

This book documents the return of the surviving sled dogs of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition of 1910–1912 from Antarctica, where they had helped Roald Amundsen become the first human to reach the South Pole.

Author: Mary R. Tahan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030651126

Category: Science

Page: 467

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This book documents the return of the surviving sled dogs of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition of 1910–1912 from Antarctica, where they had helped Roald Amundsen become the first human to reach the South Pole. This book is the sequel to the highly acclaimed Roald Amundsen’s Sled Dogs: The Sledge Dogs Who Helped Discover the South Pole. It chronicles how the sled dogs were used internationally to further promote the expedition’s great achievement and follows some of the dogs as they undertake subsequent expeditions – with Douglas Mawson’s Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911–1914, which made scientific discoveries, and with Arve Staxrud’s Norwegian Arctic Rescue Mission of 1913, which saved members of the Herbert Schröder-Stranz German Arctic Expedition. The book tracks the remaining 39 sled dogs to their next challenging adventures and their final destinations in Argentina, Norway, Antarctica, and Australia. Like its predecessor, the book portrays how Amundsen continued to utilize the Polar dogs – both in their lives and in their deaths – to propel his career and solidify his expedition's image.
Categories: Science

In Search of the South Pole

In Search of the South Pole

On the centenary of their epic expeditions, this book traces our search for the South Pole, from the earliest encounters with Antarctica's icy waters, through the Heroic Age to modern times.

Author: Kari Herbert

Publisher: Conway Maritime Press

ISBN: 1844861376

Category: History

Page: 192

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In 1911 the world was watching, waiting, hoping, attention focused on a desolate spot at the very end of the earth, as two men raced to conquer the South Pole. A hundred years after Roald Amundsen's triumph and Robert Scott's tragic demise, our fascination with the Antarctic remains as acute as ever. On the centenary of their epic expeditions, this book traces our search for the South Pole, from the earliest encounters with Antarctica's icy waters, through the Heroic Age to modern times. In addition to the words of Scott and Amundsen, vivid descriptions from the logbooks, journals and narratives of pioneers such as Carsten Borchgrevink, Ernest Shackleton and Douglas Mawson provide first-hand experiences of this enigmatic and unforgiving region. In our own times, there is commentary from modern explorers and travellers, writers and scientists, who explain what the South Pole means to them. Among those featured are Edmund Hillary, Vivian Fuchs, Ranulph Fiennes and Borge Ousland. Stunning images by Herbert Ponting and Frank Hurley, and from the personal collections of explorers and adventure photographers, as well as contemporary ephemera and artefacts illustrate the hardships of life on the ice. The authors have woven together the narrative of this enduring human quest with individual stories to place the Scott-Amundsen race in historical context and consider its legacy in the manhaulers, extreme skiers and adventure tourists of today. In the 21st century the South Pole remains an international stage for ambition and personal endeavour. For anyone who has felt the pull of this magnetic place – this is the book for you.
Categories: History

Antarctica

Antarctica

The heroism and adventure - and sometimes the ultimate failure - of the expeditions are depicted in Myers's powerful prose, and through the photos, maps, and illustrations that complement the text.

Author: Walter Dean Myers

Publisher:

ISBN: 0439220033

Category: Antarctica

Page: 134

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Walter Dean Myers presents a thrilling record of Antarctica and the expedition parties that have uncovered the frozen continent throughout history. Walter Dean Myers brings the dramatic race to the South Pole to life in Antarctica, tracking the explorers of the South Pole - including James Cook, Ernest Shackleton, and Richard Evelyn Bird - and the dangers they encountered there, as well as their contributions to science. The heroism and adventure - and sometimes the ultimate failure - of the expeditions are depicted in Myers's powerful prose, and through the photos, maps, and illustrations that complement the text.
Categories: Antarctica

Cycling to the South Pole

Cycling to the South Pole

In 2013 Maria Leijerstam set a double world record for being the first and fastest person to cycle to the South Pole from the edge of the Antarctic continent.

Author: Maria Leijerstam

Publisher: Maria Leijerstam

ISBN: 1999872002

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 164

View: 259

In 2013 Maria Leijerstam set a double world record for being the first and fastest person to cycle to the South Pole from the edge of the Antarctic continent. Her book describes what it took to get her to the start and the finish of her world first expedition.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Race to the South Pole

Race to the South Pole

Once again the mysterious box takes the golden retriever Ranger back in time, and he finds himself on Robert Falcon Scott's ship, the Terra Nova, headed for Antarctica, where his mission is to save Jack Nin, a Chinese-Maori stowaway from ...

Author: Kate Messner

Publisher: Scholastic Press

ISBN: 0545639255

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 684

Once again the mysterious box takes the golden retriever Ranger back in time, and he finds himself on Robert Falcon Scott's ship, the Terra Nova, headed for Antarctica, where his mission is to save Jack Nin, a Chinese-Maori stowaway from New Zealand, from the blizzards, unstable ice, and the other hazards that lie ahead for the doomed expedition.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Race to the South Pole Coloring Book

Race to the South Pole Coloring Book

Complete with in-depth captions, 30 scientifically accurate illustrations follow the exploration of Antarctica from 1772 to the 1930s. The book is rich with images of explorers, wildlife, and frozen landscapes.

Author: Patricia J. Wynne

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486476681

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 347

Complete with in-depth captions, 30 scientifically accurate illustrations follow the exploration of Antarctica from 1772 to the 1930s. The book is rich with images of explorers, wildlife, and frozen landscapes.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Blazing Ice

Blazing Ice

Blazing Ice is the story of the team of Americans who forged a thousand-mile transcontinental ôhaul routeö across Antarctica. For decades airplanes from McMurdo Station supplied the South Pole.

Author: John H. Wright

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781612344515

Category: Science

Page: 312

View: 389

The Antarctic is the last vast terrestrial frontier. Just over a century ago, no one had ever seen the South Pole. Today odd machines and adventure skiers from many nations converge there every summer, arriving from numerous starting points on the Antarctic coast and returning some other way. But not until very recently has anyone completed a roundtrip from McMurdo Station, the U.S. support hub on the continental coast. The last man to try that perished in 1912. The valuable surface route from McMurdo remained elusive until John H. Wright and his crew finished the job in 2006. Blazing Ice is the story of the team of Americans who forged a thousand-mile transcontinental ôhaul routeö across Antarctica. For decades airplanes from McMurdo Station supplied the South Pole. A safe and repeatable surface haul route would have been cheaper and more environmentally benign than airlift, but the technology was not available until 2000. As Wright reveals in this gripping narrative, the hazards of Antarctic terrain and weather were as daunting for twenty-firstcentury pioneers as they were for NorwayÆs Roald Amundsen and EnglandÆs Robert Falcon Scott when they raced to be first to the South Pole in 1911û1912. Wright and his team faced deadly hidden crevasses, vast snow swamps, the Transantarctic Mountains, badlands of weird windsculpted ice, and the high Polar Plateau. Blazing Ice will appeal to Antarctic aficionados, conservationists, and adventure readers of all stripes.
Categories: Science

The South Pole

The South Pole

Account of the thrilling race to the south pole. With an introduction by Fridtjof Nansen.

Author: Roald Amundsen

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783861952565

Category: Travel

Page: 496

View: 466

Account of the thrilling race to the south pole. With an introduction by Fridtjof Nansen.
Categories: Travel

The South Pole

The South Pole

The 1912 English translation of the two-volume illustrated account of how Roald Amundsen's Norwegian team reached the South Pole first.

Author: Roald Amundsen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108071789

Category: History

Page: 534

View: 928

The 1912 English translation of the two-volume illustrated account of how Roald Amundsen's Norwegian team reached the South Pole first.
Categories: History

North Pole South Pole

North Pole   South Pole

A beautifully illustrated guide with a fun and innovative flip book format that allows the reader to explore and compare the two Poles.

Author: Michael Bright

Publisher: Words & Pictures

ISBN: 9780711254725

Category:

Page: 64

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A beautifully illustrated guide with a fun and innovative flip book format that allows the reader to explore and compare the two Poles.
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South Pole

South Pole

The book's proceeds are graciously donated to the Antarctic Heritage Trust who preserve expeditions and the thousands of associated artifacts survive for the benefit of future generations; and inspire people through the values associated ...

Author: Christine Dell'Amore

Publisher: Editions Assouline

ISBN: 161428010X

Category: Photography

Page: 136

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Although it's a piece of history learned by every British student, the Terra Nova Expedition of 1910-1913 remains an epic story unknown to many. In this ultimate showing of life and boundless bravery, Robert F. Scott and his five-man team battled the elements--traveling through subzero temperatures with motor sledges and ponies--in the hope of being the first to reach this uninhabited territory. Arriving at the South Pole on January 18, 1912, the adventurers were greeted by their worst nightmare: a Norwegian flag. Disheartened and badly frostbitten, they trudged back toward their boat, only to die just eleven miles from the next depot. Featuring a collection of stunning black-and-white photography alongside entries from Scott's harrowing diary, this volume starkly presents this well-documented journey.
Categories: Photography

South Pole

South Pole

Canadian Gareth Wood along with two Englishmen successfully walked across Antarctica to the South Pole.

Author: Gareth Wood

Publisher: Touchwood Ed

ISBN: STANFORD:36105011855363

Category: Travel

Page: 226

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Canadian Gareth Wood along with two Englishmen successfully walked across Antarctica to the South Pole. Each man hauled a sledge loaded with 350 pounds of survival gear 900 miles through the unimaginable cold of the empty, hostile continent. Unlike Robert F Scott's 1911-12 Antarctica expedition, this trek to the bottom of the world ended with success and survival. Roger Mear, Robert Swan, and Gareth Wood overcame 9,000 feet of altitude and 900 miles of frozen barriers en route to the South Pole without dogs, radios, mechanical support, or caches of food. In tribute to their American predecessor, they used Scott's log. Their epic struggle tested these self-assured individuals and taught them the value of co-operation and teamwork in the face of disaster. For Gareth Wood, the day they finally reached the Pole was more the beginning of a new journey than the end of his quest. The ship that was to have collected the team was crushed in the ice. Not only did Wood survive another year in the Antarctic, but he also lived to describe the horrific attack by a savage leopard seal.
Categories: Travel

Good Dogs Don t Make It to the South Pole

Good Dogs Don t Make It to the South Pole

"Tassen has always been a one-man dog.

Author: Hans Olav Thyvold

Publisher: HarperVia

ISBN: 006298165X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Told through the eyes of a very grumpy yet lovable mutt, a funny and touching tale of aging, death, friendship, and life that proves sometimes a dog's story is the most human of all. Tassen has always been a one-man dog. When his human companion, Major Thorkildsen, dies, Tassen and Mrs. Thorkildsen are left alone. Tassen mourns Major by eating too many treats, and Mrs. T by drinking too much. But the two unexpectedly find common ground in researching Roald Amundsen's expedition to the South Pole led by a pack of intrepid dogs. But the quiet days Tassen and Mrs. T spend together at the library researching the explorer's arctic adventure are disrupted by the arrival of her son and daughter in-law. Eager to move in to the Major's spacious house, they plan to send Mrs. T to a nursing home. As he contemplates his own fate, Tassen shudders to think what might happen to him! Yet Tassen and Mrs. T aren't about to give up. Inspired by Roald Amundsen and his dogs, this unlikely pair are ready to take on anything life throws at them. Good Dogs Don't Make It to the South Pole is a darkly comedic and whimsical portrayal of aging and death told through a dog's friendship with an elderly woman.
Categories: Fiction

The Last Place on Earth

The Last Place on Earth

Recounts the efforts of Scott, a British explorer, and Amundsen, a Norwegian, to be the first to reach the South Pole

Author: Roland Huntford

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780375754746

Category: History

Page: 588

View: 709

Recounts the efforts of Scott, a British explorer, and Amundsen, a Norwegian, to be the first to reach the South Pole
Categories: History

Roald Amundsen Reaches the South Pole

Roald Amundsen Reaches the South Pole

This absorbing book communicates the details of Amundsen's dangerous expedition and the weight of his contributions to polar exploration.

Author: Rachael Morlock

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781508168607

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 944

Roald Amundsen was a Norwegian explorer, the first man to reach the South Pole on December 14, 1911, and a hero of the age of Antarctic exploration. Before his death in 1928, Amundsen was the first man to travel the Northwest Passage by ship, and one of the first to cross the Arctic by air. This absorbing book communicates the details of Amundsen's dangerous expedition and the weight of his contributions to polar exploration.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Expedition

The Expedition

At midlife, a married couple finds themselves weighing the responsibility of parenthood against the possibility of one more grand adventure, before their aging bodies and the warming continent of Antarctica further degrade.

Author: Chris Fagan

Publisher:

ISBN: 1631525921

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 835

Meet Chris and Marty--a married couple working on their careers, raising their only child, and chasing big adventures. At midlife, they suddenly find themselves weighing the responsibility of parenthood against the possibility of one more grand adventure, before their aging bodies and the warming continent of Antarctica further degrade. They ultimately decide it's time to pursue their biggest dream: Ski 570 miles from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole. With no guide or resupply. From the lush Pacific Northwest to the barren landscape of Antarctica, Chris and Marty embark on one of the hardest challenges on the planet. After three years of intense planning and training, including meticulous preparations for the care of their twelve-year-old son, they are ready. Experience a boundless white wonderland like no other on earth. Encounter life-threatening dangers lurking in the bitter cold. Feel the intensity of 220-pound sleds, relentless wind, 40-below temperatures, and mind-numbing isolation. This is not an average couples getaway. Chris and Marty go where few others have dared on the way to making history--stretching their bodies, minds, and marriage to the limit in the process. Riveting and inspiring, The Expedition is about the power of family and community, the adventurous spirit that dwells within us all, and breaking through to feel fully alive.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Race to the South Pole

Race to the South Pole

Teaches nonfiction guided reading using books that support the social studies and science curricula.

Author: Lorraine Jean Hopping

Publisher:

ISBN: 1582737010

Category: Explorers

Page: 1

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Teaches nonfiction guided reading using books that support the social studies and science curricula.
Categories: Explorers

Journals

Journals

This new edition of his Journals publishes for the first time a complete list of the changes made to Scott's original text before publication.

Author: Robert Falcon Scott

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199536801

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 592

View: 671

Captain Scott's own account of his tragic race with Roald Amundsen for the South Pole thrilled the world in 1913. This new edition of his Journals publishes for the first time a complete list of the changes made to Scott's original text before publication.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography