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Published by Hodder and Stoughton in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • South Pole.,
  • Great Britain,
  • Norway

Subjects:

  • Scott, Robert Falcon, 1868-1912.,
  • Amundsen, Roald, 1872-1928.,
  • Explorers -- Great Britain -- Biography.,
  • Explorers -- Norway -- Biography.,
  • South Pole.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementRoland Huntford.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsG875.S35 H86x 1979
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 665 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of Pages665
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2672642M
ISBN 100340195657
LC Control Number85673529

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This book is many things: the story of the race to the South Pole, a dual biography of the rivals, Englishman Captain Robert F. Scott and Norwegian Roald Amundsen, adventure and exploration of the Antarctic, and above all a tale of leadership--superb and inept/5.   The NOOK Book (eBook) of the South: Scott and Amundsen's Race to the Pole by Hunter Stewart at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more! Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. Thank you for your : New Word City, Inc. In the brilliant dual biography, the award-winning writer Roland Huntford re-examines every detail of the great race to the South Pole between Britain's Robert Scott and Norway's Roald Amundsen. Scott, who dies along with four of his men only eleven miles from his next cache of supplies, became Britain's beloved failure, while Amundsen, who not only beat Scott to the Pole but returned alive, was largely .   Huntford's book "The last Place on Earth" brilliantly reveals the true story of the race to the South Pole between Roald Amundsen and Robert Falcon Scott. In terms of Scott it is a myth-shattering account that tells the time-less story of arrogance, unpreparedness in the face of danger and lack of respect for the forces of nature that ultimately lead to inevitable desaster and by:

Scott and Amundsen's Race to the South Pole. Author: Roland Huntford; Publisher: Time Warner Books UK ISBN: Category: Antarctica Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» At the beginning of the twentieth century, the South Pole was the most coveted prize in the fiercely nationalistic modern age of exploration. This book is many things: the story of the race to the South Pole, a dual biography of the rivals, Englishman Captain Robert F. Scott and Norwegian Roald Amundsen, adventure and exploration of the Antarctic, and above all a tale of leadership--superb and inept/5(7).   The book covers Amundsen's and Scott's origins and background in Polar travel (Scott badly overmatched there). When Amundsen learned from previous voyages, namely his NorthWest Passage succes and the Belgica's wintering inside the Antarctic's circle, Scott still hung to man-hauling, having learned absolutly NOTHING from his Discovery days/5(). The book covers Amundsen's and Scott's origins and background in Polar travel (Scott badly overmatched there). When Amundsen learned from previous voyages, namely his NorthWest Passage succes and the Belgica's wintering inside the Antarctic's circle, Scott still hung to man-hauling, having learned absolutly NOTHING from his Discovery days/5().

Genre/Form: Biographies Biography: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Huntford, Roland, Scott and Amundsen. New York: Atheneum, , ©   Books, Toys, Games and much more. Scott and Amundsen by Roland Huntford. Paperback (1st American ed) $ $ Save 6% Current price is $, Original price is $ You Save 6%. Ship This Item — Temporarily Out of Stock : Science and life at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole station is documented in Dr. John Bird’s award-winning book, One Day, One Night: Portraits of the South Pole which chronicles the South Pole Foucault Pendulum, the Club, the first midwinter medevac, and science at Administered by: United States Antarctic Program . A great book. The twin journals of Scott and Amundsen have not only proven to be an interesting study of antarctic expedition. Between the lines and sometimes quite explicitly one can learn much about leadership. For large parts, author's annotations were a great asset as they provided additional information and clarifications/5.