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The Resource 1912 : the year the world discovered Antarctica, Chris Turney

1912 : the year the world discovered Antarctica, Chris Turney

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1912 : the year the world discovered Antarctica
Title
1912
Title remainder
the year the world discovered Antarctica
Statement of responsibility
Chris Turney
Title variation
  • Year the world discovered Antarctica
  • Nineteen twelve
  • Nineteen hundred and twelve
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The South Pole Discovered," trumpeted the front page of The Daily Chronicle on March 8, 1912, marking Roald Amundsen's triumph over the tragic Robert Scott. Yet behind all the headlines there was a much bigger story. Antarctica was awash with expeditions. In 1912, five separate teams representing the old and new world were diligently embarking on scientific exploration beyond the edge of the known planet. Their discoveries not only enthralled the world, but changed our understanding of the planet forever. Tales of endurance, self-sacrifice, and technological innovation laid the foundations for modern scientific exploration, and inspired future generations."--From dust jacket
Summary
Chronciles the 1912 expeditions to Antarctica, including those by Roald Amundsen, Wilhelm Filchner, and Douglas Mawson
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Writing style
Biography type
collective biography
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10158096
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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the year the world discovered Antarctica
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1912 : the year the world discovered Antarctica, Chris Turney
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [314]-343) and index
Contents
  • Appendix. Lord Curzon's notes
  • Looking Polewards : early ventures South
  • An audacious plan : Ernest Shackleton and the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909
  • A new land : Robert Scott and the Terra Nova Expedition, 1910-1913
  • Of reindeer, ponies, and automobiles : Roald Amundsen and the Norwegian bid for the South Pole, 1910-1912
  • The Dash Patrol : Nobu Shirase and the Japanese South Polar Expedition, 1910-1912
  • Locked in : Wilhelm Filchner and the Second German Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1912
  • Ice-cold in Denison : Douglas Mawson and the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1913
  • Martyrs to Gondwanaland : the cost of scientific exploration
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
358 p.
Isbn
9781582437897
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn788236581
Label
1912 : the year the world discovered Antarctica, Chris Turney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [314]-343) and index
Contents
  • Appendix. Lord Curzon's notes
  • Looking Polewards : early ventures South
  • An audacious plan : Ernest Shackleton and the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909
  • A new land : Robert Scott and the Terra Nova Expedition, 1910-1913
  • Of reindeer, ponies, and automobiles : Roald Amundsen and the Norwegian bid for the South Pole, 1910-1912
  • The Dash Patrol : Nobu Shirase and the Japanese South Polar Expedition, 1910-1912
  • Locked in : Wilhelm Filchner and the Second German Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1912
  • Ice-cold in Denison : Douglas Mawson and the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1913
  • Martyrs to Gondwanaland : the cost of scientific exploration
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
358 p.
Isbn
9781582437897
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn788236581

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