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Race To The Pole

Race To The Pole

Until the early years of 20th century, the continent of Antarctica was barely discovered. All that changed, when Scott, Shackleton, and Amundsen set out to solve the unsolved geographical mystery and find the South Pole. This book tells the tale of their expeditions.

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ISBN 9780340785058
Barcode 9780340785058
Published 11 April 2002 by Hachette Children's Books
Format Paperback, New title
Author(s) By Hooper, Meredith
Series Literary Non-Fiction (part: 3)
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ISBN-13 9780340785058
ISBN-10 0340785055
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Hachette Children's Books
Imprint Hodder Children's Books
Publication Date 11 April 2002
International Publication Date 14 February 2002
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) By Hooper, Meredith
Series Literary Non-Fiction (part: 3)
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
History
Explorers & Discoverers
Human Geography / Peoples Of The World
Children's and Educational
Australian
Number of Pages 128
Dimensions Width: 131mm
Height: 10mm
Spine: 195mm
Weight 134g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress Explorers, Great Britain, Juvenile literature
NBS Text Reference & Home Learning
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 919.8904
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Until the early years of the 20th century, the vast continent of Antarctica was barely discovered. All that changed, when Scott and Shackleton set out to solve the last great unsolved geographical mystery and find the South Pole. This book tells the amazing tale of four expeditions into the unknown. This is high adventure, dramatic and tense, with two contrasting, sometimes conflicting characters - Scott the old fashioned hero, brave and inspired, but whose lack of preparation had tragic results; Shackleton a more modern leader, refusing to sacrifice his men's lives to the cause. All the great themes are here - courage, hardship, agonising decisions, leadership, suffering and tragic death. With stunning photographs taken during the expeditions.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'Well-written and well-researched... a wonderfully gripping, inspirational story of personal bravery and sacrifice... a wonderful book for anyone interested in the human spirit and its endeavours' -- The School Librarian 'Fabulously readable account' -- TES Primary

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Author's Bio

Meredith Hooper was born in Australia, and studied Imperial and Naval history at Oxford. She has an international reputation as a writer of exceptional fiction and non fiction for children and adults, able to distil a wealth of research into fine, lucid prose. She is also visting Research Fellow of the Royal Institution Centre for the History of Science and Technology and a member of the Association of British Science Writers. She has travelled to Antarctica and written extensively about the continent, and was awarded the 2000 Antarctica Medal by the Royal Institution.

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