Epub ❤ Race to the end: Amundsen, Scott, and the attainment of the South Pole Author Ross D.E. MacPhee – Diclofenac16.us

Race to the end: Amundsen, Scott, and the attainment of the South PoleIn Connection With The World Famous American Museum Of Natural History The Gripping True Story Of The Race To The South Pole A Beautifully Told, Impeccably Researched, And Stunningly Illustrated Account Of The Arduous Quest For Social Advancement, Scientific Knowledge, Recognition, And Pride.A Century Ago, England S Robert Falcon Scott And Norway S Roald Amundsen Two Explorers With Vastly Different Visions Set Out Separately For The South Pole The Race Between These Ideal Antagonists Resulted In Grand Heroism, Bitter Tragedy, And The Birth And Perpetuation Of Myths That Have Lingered For Generations Race To The End Takes Readers Along On Each Team S Trek To Antarctica, And Farther To The South Pole A Journey Through Earth S Harshest, Most Unforgiving Terrain MacPhee S Piercing Insight And Keen Storytelling Illuminates Not Only The Natural, Biological, And Scientific Detail, But Also The Human And Emotional Motivation He Helps Answer The Philosophical Question Asked Of Every Person Who Undertakes A Dangerous And Epic Exploration Why Did He Do ItThese Highly Illustrated Pages Feature Diary Entries Letters From Members Of The Exploration Drawings, Paintings, And Photographs Of The Landscape, Living Quarters, Equipment, And Methods Of Transport As Well As Never Before Published Images Of The Last Items Discovered With Scott And His Four Mates Who Perished Upon Their Return From The Pole Mere Miles From The Warmth And Safety Of Their Base Camp.

Epub ❤ Race to the end: Amundsen, Scott, and the attainment of the South Pole Author Ross D.E. MacPhee – Diclofenac16.us
  • Hardcover
  • 245 pages
  • Race to the end: Amundsen, Scott, and the attainment of the South Pole
  • Ross D.E. MacPhee
  • English
  • 08 April 2019
  • 9781402770296

    10 thoughts on “Epub ❤ Race to the end: Amundsen, Scott, and the attainment of the South Pole Author Ross D.E. MacPhee – Diclofenac16.us

  1. says:

    I can t get enough of the heroic age of polar exploration Every author is using the same source material, it s not like new diaries are being discovered, but it s captivating every time The real advantage to this book is the photographs, not only the usual black and white shots from the expeditions, but also rare photos that I had never seen Every book contains the classic tragic shot of Scott and his companions at the South Pole, but this book also included two additional photos where the exposure was off, and they are haunting There are also lots of color photographs of gear primitive snow goggles, sleeping bags, sledges, Wilson s Book of Common Prayer I judge a race to the South Pole book heavily based on how the author shapes the roles of Amundsen and Scott I thought he did a great job of showing a big picture of each man without falling into a strict hero villain role Th...

  2. says:

    This book is a fantastic, lovingly illustrated retelling of the 1911 nimrod expedition to the South Pole that ended in tragedy The book is in written in conjunction of the Natural History museums exhibition on the subject can t wait to see it Whilst I will never fully understand why people feel the need put their life at risk just to be the first to plant a flag I can t help but admire sheer determination and bravery in the face of adversity The Antarctic is an unforgiving place and in1911 a virtually impossible terrain and I m surprised anyone made it out alive.The author doesn t shy away from showing Scott and Amundson as the flawed captains they were They often made grievous mistakes and showed a marked lack of good judgement but it made t...

  3. says:

    This book is beautifully illustrated As it states in the preface, it was written to accompany the American Museum of Natural History s new Antarctic exhibit I borrowed it from my local library just to enjoy the photos of artifacts...

  4. says:

    Great book Heroes that were human and had faults but still lived heroically Good counterpoint to Endurance presenting a human view of Amundsen and Scott Indeed even give a little human view of of Ernest Good read for those of us who know t...

  5. says:

    This book was interestingly written I don t usually find myself pulled along by documentary style reading, but this author included anecdotes and enough intrigue and backstory to make it a good read Illustrations w...

  6. says:

    Fascinating, if you like polar exploration and Antarctica Pretty depressing, though, because of the tragic end of one of the expeditions Also, has lots of photos from the expedition and of artifacts.

  7. says:

    Not a comprehensive narrative, but a reasonably detailed, well executed summary of the race, with many fascinating photographs and maps that do not appear in other published accounts A quick, worthwhile read.

  8. says:

    Excellent photography, not quite the same caliber as that of Shackletons expedition, but still quite amazing Good read.

  9. says:

    An inspiration

  10. says:

    The only thing missing was the diaries.

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