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The Race to the White Continent: Voyages to the Antarcticby Alan Gurney
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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.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A colorful and captivating account of the early days of Antarctic exploration from an expert storyteller and historian. 12 illustrations.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -303) and index.
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