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The race to the white continent

Author: Alan Gurney
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Race to the White Continent is an account of the travels and adventures of navigators, who paved the way for the explorers, traders, and whalers of what was to become known as the Heroic Age of Antarctic exploration."--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Gurney
ISBN: 0393050041 9780393050042
OCLC Number: 43798577
Description: x, 320 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Blubber hunters and traders --
The sea surveyors--French --
The sea surveyors--British --
Terra Australis --
Holes at the poles --
Infinite confusion --
Wilkes takes charge --
Hurrah! for the Exploring Expedition --
South Pacific prelude --
The everlasting expedition --
Haunted by cook --
The magnetic crusade --
To the pillars of the gateway --
The pilgrims of the ocean --
Perplexing navigation --
Antarctic aftermath.
Responsibility: Alan Gurney.

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In the 1830s the forbidding Antarctic region represented the ultimate mystery. Was there a new polar continent? Three expeditions were launched simultaneously by Britain, France and the United  Read more...

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