The South Pole: A Historical Reader
National Geographic Society, 2004 - History - 463 pages
The discovery and exploration of Antarctica is revealed through memoirs, letters, and ship's logs, including James Cook's first glimpse of the South Pole in the eighteenth century, as well as Richard Byrd's winter in Antarctica alone. Reprint.
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