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

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

Roland Huntford, Fridtjof Nansen, Roald Amundsen


Roald Amundsen documents his race to be the 1st guy to arrive the South Pole. Amundsen's services enabled him to be successful the place his predecessors, and rivals, didn't. His rival Captain Robert F. Scott not just did not succeed in the Pole first, but—due to terrible training and miscalculation—died with the remainder of his celebration on their go back journey. The South Pole continues to be one of many maximum and most vital books on polar exploration.

"Roald Amundsen planted the Norwegian flag at the South Pole on December 14, 1911: a whole month ahead of Robert Falcon Scott arrived at the related spot. Amundsen's 'The South Pole'... is much less famous than his rival's, partly simply because he's much less of a literary stylist, but in addition, possibly, simply because he survived the journey.
"His ebook is a riveting first-hand account of a really specialist excursion; Amundsen's heroism is unassuming, however it is heroism nonetheless."
--The instances of London, June 23 2001

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