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Mod Lib : Modern Library Exploration - Roland Huntford

Mod Lib

Modern Library Exploration

Paperback Published: 1st September 1999
ISBN: 9780375754746
Number Of Pages: 640

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In this gripping dual biography, Huntford reexamines every detail of the great race to the South Pole between Britain's Robert Scott and Norway's Raoul Amundsen. Scott, who died along with four of his men only 11 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 forgotten. A brilliant and highly readable history which captures the driving ambitions of the era and the complex, often deeply flawed, men who were charged with carrying them out.

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"A remarkably vivid picture of the agonies and feuds, as well as joys, of polar exploration . . . a fascinating book."--The New York Times "An extraordinarily rich reading experience."--Los Angeles Times

ISBN: 9780375754746
ISBN-10: 0375754741
Series: Modern Library Exploration
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 640
Published: 1st September 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 13.1  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition