South: The Race to the Pole

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A concise, authoritative and fully illustrated survey of Antarctic exploration in the early part of the 20th century, focusing on the race to the South Pole, including the epic expeditions of Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton.This book retells in vivid detail the dramatic story of the struggle to reach the South Pole and is organized in 7 chapters; including chapters on the race to the Pole, food and supplies used at the time, the subsequent filming of the stories of the explorers and detailed information on each of the major expeditions.Includes many contemporary images from expedition photographers and color pictures of selected artifacts and memorabilia from the various expeditions

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Peter Van der Merwe was born in Cape Town of Boer and Irish stock. He has studied at the College of Music in his native city but is virtually self-taught as musician and musicologist. He divides his time between the study of music and work as a cataloguer at the municipal library in
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. His first book, Origins of the Popular Style, was published by OUP in 1989.

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