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The Race to the White Continent: Voyages to the Antarctic

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Book News Annotation:

Presents a colorful account of the adventures of three navigators who paved the way for the explorers, traders, and whalers of what was to become known as the Heroic Age of Antarctic exploration. Describes three expeditions planned and launched simultaneously by the US, France, and Britain, and gives a wealth of details on daily life aboard ship, the personalities of explorers, and scientific and political motivations behind the voyages. Includes b&w historical illustrations. Gurney is a writer and former yacht designer. He has written a previous book on voyages to Antarctica.
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Synopsis:

A colorful and captivating account of the early days of Antarctic exploration from an expert storyteller and historian. 12 illustrations.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [297]-303) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393050042
Subtitle:
Voyages to the Antarctic
Author:
Gurney, Alan
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Discovery and exploration
Subject:
Antarctica
Subject:
Polar Regions
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
RCP131
Publication Date:
September 2000
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.55x6.41x1.12 in. 1.36 lbs.

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