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A Short History of Polar Exploration

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An absorbing history, bringing explorers' tales vividly to life 

Apsley Cherry-Garrard, one of the men who went to Antarctica with Captain Scott, said "Polar exploration is at once the cleanest and most isolated way of having a bad time that has ever been devised." Yet there has never been a shortage of volunteers willing to endure the bad times in pursuit of the glory that polar exploration sometimes brings. This compelling book tells the memorable stories of the men and women who have risked their lives by entering the white wastelands of the Arctic and the Antarctic, from the compelling tales of Scott, Shackleton, and Amundsen, to lesser known heroes such as Fridtjof Nansen and Robert Peary. This history also looks at the hold that the polar regions have often had on the imaginations of artists and writers in the last 200 years examining the paintings, films, and literature that they have inspired.

About the Author

Nick Rennison is a bookseller, author, and editor whose titles include 100 Must-Read Classic Novels, The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes, and the Pocket Essentials Guide to Robin Hood.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781843440901
Author:
Rennison, Nick
Publisher:
Pocket Essentials
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Short History
Publication Date:
20140531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

Related Subjects

» Arts and Entertainment » Humor » General
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» History and Social Science » Arctic and Antarctic » General
» History and Social Science » World History » General
» Religion » Comparative Religion » General
» Science and Mathematics » Botany » General
» Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Botany

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