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1912 : the year the world discovered Antarctica

Author: Chris Turney
Publisher: Melbourne : Text Publishing, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The rivalry between Robert Scott and Roald Amundsen is a familiar story; what fewer people know is that, in 1912, five separate teams were exploring beyond the limits of the known world: Scott for Britain, Amundsen for Norway, Mawson for Australasia, Filchner for Germany and Shirase for Japan. The Antarctic discoveries made by these brave explorers enthralled the world and forever changed the way we understand our  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Turney
ISBN: 9781921922725 1921922729
OCLC Number: 1016707312
Description: 358 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Looking Polewards : early ventures south --
An audacious plan : Ernest Shackleton and the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909 --
A new land : Robert Scott and the Terra Nova Expedition, 1910-1913 --
Of reindeer, ponies and automobiles : Roald Amundsen and the Norwegian bid for the South Pole, 1910-1912 --
The dash patrol : Nobu Shirase and the Japanese South Polar Expedition, 1910-1912 --
Locked in : Wilhelm filchner and the Second German Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1912 --
Ice-cold in Denison : Douglas Mawson and the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1913 --
Martyrs to Gondwanaland : the cost of scientific exploration --
Postscript --
Appendix : Lord Curzon's notes.
Other Titles: Nineteen twelve
Responsibility: Chris Turney.

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The rivalry between Robert Scott and Roald Amundsen is a familiar story; what fewer people know is that, in 1912, five separate teams were exploring beyond the limits of the known world: Scott for Britain, Amundsen for Norway, Mawson for Australasia, Filchner for Germany and Shirase for Japan. The Antarctic discoveries made by these brave explorers enthralled the world and forever changed the way we understand our planet. Chris Turney tells the story of the frozen continent, the heroic trials endured by its explorers and the lasting legacy for future scientific endeavour. Devoting a chapter to each of the five expeditions, he draws on previously unpublished archival material, framing the narrative with the broader idea of the spirit and excitement of scientific discovery. This book is a celebration of the science that was undertaken in Antarctica 100 years ago.

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