- Gebundene Ausgabe: 245 Seiten
- Verlag: Sterling Publ Co Inc; Auflage: Slp (4. Mai 2010)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1402770294
- ISBN-13: 978-1402770296
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 3,2 x 23,5 x 24,1 cm
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Race to the End: Amundsen, Scott, and the Attainment of the South Pole (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 4. Mai 2010
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To accompany his American Museum of Natural History (AMNH exhibit, Race to the end of the Earth, open May 29 through January 2, 2011, MacPhee (curator, Division of Vertebrate Zoology, AMNH; Primates and Their Relatives in Phylogenetic Perspective) presents Robert Falcon Scott (for the UK) and Norwegian Roald Amundsen s act to claim first arrival at the South Pole for his nation. Each explorer s story has been told often before, dissected, and minutely examined owing to the tragedy that befell Scott and his crew on their return trip from the Pole, which Amundsen had reached first. What makes this volume special are the scores of pictures that bring both Scott s and Amundsen s stories to life, including heretofore unseen images of Scott s last camp, an important contribution to polar literature, as well as excellent reproduction of diaries, the British Antarctic Expedition s newspaper, the South Polar Times, and images of all the important individuals whose fate is inextricably tied to this quest. Race also includes fabulous panoramas taken from a February 22, 1913, edition of The Sphere, which commemorated Scott s expedition. Gatefolds showing the two expedition routes to the pole are included. VERDICT: Such a cool book; the juxtaposition of these two polar expeditions in photographic detail makes Race a welcome addition to Antarctic literature and a must for adventure, polar, and exploration collections. Highly recommended. -- Library Journal"
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As a die-hard fan of this dual journey - this race -- to the furthest place South on this planet taken by the Norwegians (Amundsen) & the British (Scott) and their men is most illuminating.
For Amundsen, his 4 men and a bunch of dogs pulling sleds, it was largely an uneventful cross-country ski trip to and from the South Pole.
For Scott and the large contingent of men he needed to stock the food depots along the way ... that ultimately became Scott and 4 men to the Pole ... (for which they got there almost a month post-Amundsen) ... it was, as one of his men would later write, 'THE WORST JOURNEY IN THE WORLD' ... and it was.
Scott, Wilson, Oates, Bowers & Evans all perished on the way back to their base ... in fact, of the supply points they laid ahead of time, the biggest of them known as 'ONE TON DEPOT,' was only 11 miles away as the remaining Scott, Wilson & Bowers lay dying of scurvy, exposure and starvation.
Yet, the Norwegians -- were well-fed the whole of the exploration. Why-? Planning. Preperation. The Brits who made it to the Pole by largely man-hauling, but for various reasons, besides weather -- due to Scott's ill-planning ... all died.
In short -- DO READ THIS BOOK. You won't be sorry.
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