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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|Library of Congress
||Explorers, Great Britain, Juvenile literature
||Reference & Home Learning
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.
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
||'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
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.