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The Resource An empire of ice : Scott, Shackleton, and the heroic age of Antarctic science, Edward J. Larson

An empire of ice : Scott, Shackleton, and the heroic age of Antarctic science, Edward J. Larson

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An empire of ice : Scott, Shackleton, and the heroic age of Antarctic science
Title
An empire of ice
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Scott, Shackleton, and the heroic age of Antarctic science
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Edward J. Larson
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Language
eng
Summary
Published to coincide with the centenary of the first expeditions to reach the South Pole, An Empire of Ice presents a new take on Antarctic exploration. Retold with added information, it's the first book to place the famed voyages of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, his British rivals Robert Scott and Ernest Shackleton, and others in a larger scientific, social, and geopolitical context. Efficient, well prepared, and focused solely on the goal of getting to his destination and back, Amundsen has earned his place in history as the first to reach the South Pole. Scott, meanwhile, has been reduced in the public mind to a dashing incompetent who stands for little more than relentless perseverance in the face of inevitable defeat. This book offers a new perspective by looking at the British efforts for what they actually were: massive scientific enterprises in which reaching the South Pole was but a spectacular sideshow.--From publisher description
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  • illustrations
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Index
index present
LC call number
G872.B8
LC item number
L37 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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An empire of ice : Scott, Shackleton, and the heroic age of Antarctic science, Edward J. Larson
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An empire of ice : Scott, Shackleton, and the heroic age of Antarctic science, Edward J. Larson
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-315) and index
Contents
"Three cheers for the dogs" -- A compass pointing south -- The empire's mapmaker -- In Challenger's wake -- Taking the measure of men -- March to the penguins -- Discovering a continent's past -- The meaning of ice -- Epilogue : heroes' requiem
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25 cm.
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Extent
xiv, 326 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780300154085
Isbn Type
(clothbound : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010044396
Other physical details
ill., maps
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(OCoLC)670375635

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