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The Race to the South Pole (Great Journeys) epub

by Doug Post,Rupert Matthews


The Race to the South Pole (Great Journeys) epub

ISBN: 0531182738

ISBN13: 978-0531182734

Author: Doug Post,Rupert Matthews

Category: Travel

Subcategory: Polar Regions

Language: English

Publisher: Bookwright Pr (July 1, 1989)

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Rupert Matthews (Goodreads Author), Doug Post (Illustrator). The Journey To The North Pole (Great Journeys Series) by. Mike Rosen, Doug Post. Mike Rosen Doug Post.

Rupert Matthews (Goodreads Author), Doug Post (Illustrator).

What has become known as the Race to the South Pole came about incidentally rather than by design. There was controversy almost from the outset, Scott set off thinking his would be the only party in Antarctica with an ambition of reaching the South Pole at that time.

Discovered the south magnetic pole, Shackleton was hailed as a hero and one of the greatest explorers in British history . All teams started laying depots with food/supplies in the spring to prepare for journeys to the pole. Reasons for Scott's death and aftermath in England.

Discovered the south magnetic pole, Shackleton was hailed as a hero and one of the greatest explorers in British history (always put his men first, never lost a man). Douglas Mawson and the South Magnetic Pole. Scott stopped to collect geological samples on the way back from the pole (1st glysopteris fossils). They got trapped by a blizzard which made travel brutally difficult. Evans died at the base of a glacier and Oats sacrificed himself on his birthday.

Great God! Scott wrote in his diary.

Scott’s mission was made all the more urgent by the knowledge that another explorer was seeking the Pole. Thanks to the speed of his dog teams, Amundsen’s party managed to race toward the Pole at a pace of over 20 miles per day. The Norwegians took an untested route that forced them navigate a frozen maze of crevasses, mountains and glaciers, but by early December, they had penetrated farther into the heart of Antarctica than anyone in history. Great God! Scott wrote in his diary.

Format: Library Binding. ISBN13: 9780531182734. Release Date: January 1989.

The South Pole is a great place to study seismology, atmospheric competition, and climate .

The South Pole is a great place to study seismology, atmospheric competition, and climate history through the drilling of ice cores. People too are studied at the South Pole: psychologists find the communities living there to be interesting examples of how humans function in isolated environments, and see them as useful models for the teams involved in space exploration

He and four others arrived at the pole on 14 December 1911, five weeks ahead of a British party led by Robert Falcon Scott as part of the Terra.

Amundsen and his team returned safely to their base, and later heard that Scott and his four companions had died on their return journey.

While it was closer to the South Pole, the ice shelf could collapse and send him and his crew into the se. Scott decided partway through the journey that the dogs would not be suited for the steep terrain, so he sent them back to camp

While it was closer to the South Pole, the ice shelf could collapse and send him and his crew into the sea. If they survived that, Amundsen’s team would have to trek through an uncharted path and find an opening in the mountains to pass through. Scott decided partway through the journey that the dogs would not be suited for the steep terrain, so he sent them back to camp. Now, man-hauling was no longer a noble decision; it became a necessity. The men would be pushed to the limits of their endurance and strength.

It had been proved impossible, but on December 27, 2013, Maria Leijerstam from Great Britain became the first person in the world to cycle to the South Pole. For four years, Maria fought against every obstacle.

An account of the competition between explorers to reach the South Pole with emphasis on the events of the rival expeditions led by the Norwegian Roald Amundsen and the British Robert Scott between 1910 and 1913.