The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the Fram, 1910-1912

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2001 - History - 841 pages
Roald Amundsen records his race to be the first man to reach the South Pole. Amundsen's expertise enabled him to succeed where his predecessors, and competitors, did not. His rival Captain Robert F. Scott not only failed to reach the Pole first, but-due to poor preparation and miscalculation-died with the rest of his party on their return trip. The South Pole remains one of the greatest and most important books on polar exploration.
 

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Without a doubt, Amundsen is a giant among polar explorers, having lead the first open-sea voyage of the Northwest Passage and, several years later, the first successful expedition to the South Pole ... Read full review

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It's interesting to compare this account with Apsley Cherry-Garrard's story of the Scott expedition. They were both racing for the south pole but Amundsen relied on very careful preparation and an ... Read full review

Contents

List of Illustrations and Maps
ix
Introduction
xvii
Foreword
xxvii
The First Account
xxxviii
Volume I
li
Volume II
395
The Fram
356
Remarks on the Meteorological Observations at Framheim
372
Geology
395
The Astronomical Observations at the Pole
399
Oceanography Professors Bjorn HellenHansen and Fridtjöf Nansen
404
Index
439
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Roald Amundsen (1872-1928) was the first to sail through the Northwest and Northeast Passages, and the first to fly a dirigible over the North Pole.

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