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In Search of the South Pole
by Herbert Kari Huw Lewis-Jones
- HARD COVER
- 192 PAGES
On the centenary of the epic expeditions of Scott and Amundsen, this book traces our search for the South Pole, from the earliest encounters with icy Antarctic waters, through the Heroic Age to modern times. In addition to the words of Scott and Amundsen, vivid descriptions from the logbooks, journals and narratives of pioneers such as Carsten Borchgrevink, Ernest Shackleton and Douglas Mawson provide first-hand experiences of this enigmatic and unforgiving region. Modern explorers and travellers, writers and scientists also explain what the South Pole means to them. Among those featured are Edmund Hillary, Vivian Fuchs, Ranulph Fiennes and Borge Ousland. Stunning images by Herbert Ponting and Frank Hurley, and from the personal collections of explorers and adventure photographers, as well as contemporary ephemera and artifacts illustrate the hardships of life on the ice. The authors, Kari Herbert, daughter of polar explorer Sir Wally Herbert, and Huw Lewis-Jones, former Curator at the Scott Polar Research Institute, have woven together the narrative of this enduring human quest with the individual stories to place the Scott-Amundsen race in historical context.