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The South Pole

The South Pole
An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the Fram, 1910–1912
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Polar Exploration

  • Date Published: July 2014
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108071802

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  • On 14 December 1911, Roald Amundsen (1872–1928) and his Norwegian team became the first humans to reach the South Pole, a month before their ill-fated British rivals under the leadership of Robert Falcon Scott. Reissued here is the 1912 English translation of Amundsen's two-volume account of how this extraordinary and perilous feat was achieved. Illustrated throughout with illuminating maps and photographs, the text contains important details relating to matters of climate, equipment, diet, sledging and survival in forbiddingly cold conditions over uncertain terrain. Underpinning Amundsen's success, the use of dogs, skis and fur clothing made possible the dash to the pole and back without the loss of human life. While careful to present the expedition in the best light, Amundsen's work remains essential reading in the history of Antarctic exploration. Volume 1 covers the early stages of the expedition up to October 1911. Volume 2 covers the momentous journey to the pole and back.

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    • Date Published: July 2014
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108071802
    • length: 1086 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 67 mm
    • weight: 1.31kg
    • contains: 108 b/w illus. 5 maps
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: The first account
    Introduction
    1. The history of the South Pole
    2. Plan and preparations
    3. On the way to the south
    4. From Madeira to the barrier
    5. On the barrier
    6. Depot journeys
    7. Preparing for winter
    8. A day at Framheim
    9. The end of the winter. Volume 2:
    10. The start for the pole
    11. Through the mountains
    12. At the pole
    13. The return to Framheim
    14. Northward
    15. The eastern sledge journey
    16. The voyage of the Fram
    Appendices 1-5
    Index.

  • Author

    Roald Amundsen

    Translator

    A. G. Chater

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