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Scott and Amundsen

Roland Huntford

Scott and Amundsen

by Roland Huntford

  • 176 Want to read
  • 3 Currently reading

Published by Putnam in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • South Pole.,
  • Great Britain,
  • Norway
    • Subjects:
    • Scott, Robert Falcon, 1868-1912.,
    • Amundsen, Roald, 1872-1928.,
    • Explorers -- Great Britain -- Biography.,
    • Explorers -- Norway -- Biography.,
    • South Pole.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementRoland Huntford.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsG875.S35 H86 1980
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxx, 665 p., [16] leaves of plates :
      Number of Pages665
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4097196M
      ISBN 100399119604
      LC Control Number80011469
      OCLC/WorldCa6092576

      Scott and Amundsen by Roland Huntford; 9 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Explorers, Biography; Places: Great Britain, Norway, South Pole; People: Roald Amundsen (), Robert Falcon Scott (). In the early s, explorers Roald Amundsen and Robert Falcon Scott engaged in a frantic, and ultimately tragic, race to be the first man to reach the South Pole.

        texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK (US) Genealogy Lincoln Collection. National Emergency Library. Top American Libraries Canadian Libraries Universal Library Community Texts Project Gutenberg Biodiversity Heritage Library Children's Library. Scott and Amundsen by Huntford, Roland, Pages: Amundsen's return was well ordered, in tragic contrast, Scott and his four companions died. This pioneering book tells the full story of Scott's failure and Amundsen's triumph. Seller Inventory # More information about this seller | Contact this seller 5.

      Combines a dual biography of the two great Antarctic explorers with a history of Antarctic exploration, enhancing Roald Amundsen's reputation and showing Robert Scott to have been a serious bungler From inside the book.   Two Planks and a Passion thus reads less as a stand-alone volume and more as a companion to Huntford's cycle of books about polar exploration, which began with Scott and Amundsen in .


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Scott and Amundsen by Roland Huntford Download PDF EPUB FB2

An amazing true adventure story. It is strange and scary that this book and the more Scott friendly book "Captain Scott" are out of print. There does not seem to be a single detailed in-print book dealing with this historic achievement.

I bought the edition of this book titled "The Last Place on Earth: Scott and Amundsen's Race to the South Pole"/5(16).

The world promptly forgot about Amundsen. Biographer Ronald Huntford's attempt to restore Amundsen to glory, first published in under the title Scott and Amundsen, has been thawed as part of the Modern Library Exploration series, captained by Jon Krakauer (of Into Thin Air fame).Cited by: This book is many things: the story of the race to the South Pole, a dual biography of the rivals, Englishman Captain Robert F.

Scott and Norwegian Roald Amundsen, adventure and exploration Scott and Amundsen book the Antarctic, and above all a tale of leadership--superb and inept/5. The NOOK Book (eBook) of the South: Scott and Amundsen's Race to the Pole by Hunter Stewart at Barnes & Noble.

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In the brilliant dual biography, the award-winning writer Roland Huntford re-examines every detail of the great race to the South Pole between Britain's Robert Scott and Norway's Roald Amundsen.

Scott, who dies along with four of his men only eleven miles from his next cache of supplies, became Britain's beloved failure, while Amundsen, who not only beat Scott to the Pole but returned alive, was largely. Huntford's book "The last Place on Earth" brilliantly reveals the true story of the race to the South Pole between Roald Amundsen and Robert Falcon Scott.

In terms of Scott it is a myth-shattering account that tells the time-less story of arrogance, unpreparedness in the face of danger and lack of respect for the forces of nature that ultimately lead to inevitable desaster and by: Scott and Amundsen's Race to the South Pole.

Author: Roland Huntford; Publisher: Time Warner Books UK ISBN: Category: Antarctica Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» At the beginning of the twentieth century, the South Pole was the most coveted prize in the fiercely nationalistic modern age of exploration. This book is many things: the story of the race to the South Pole, a dual biography of the rivals, Englishman Captain Robert F.

Scott and Norwegian Roald Amundsen, adventure and exploration of the Antarctic, and above all a tale of leadership--superb and inept/5(7). The book covers Amundsen's and Scott's origins and background in Polar travel (Scott badly overmatched there).

When Amundsen learned from previous voyages, namely his NorthWest Passage succes and the Belgica's wintering inside the Antarctic's circle, Scott still hung to man-hauling, having learned absolutly NOTHING from his Discovery days/5().

The book covers Amundsen's and Scott's origins and background in Polar travel (Scott badly overmatched there). When Amundsen learned from previous voyages, namely his NorthWest Passage succes and the Belgica's wintering inside the Antarctic's circle, Scott still hung to man-hauling, having learned absolutly NOTHING from his Discovery days/5().

Genre/Form: Biographies Biography: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Huntford, Roland, Scott and Amundsen. New York: Atheneum,©   Books, Toys, Games and much more.

Scott and Amundsen by Roland Huntford. Paperback (1st American ed) $ $ Save 6% Current price is $, Original price is $ You Save 6%. Ship This Item — Temporarily Out of Stock : Science and life at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole station is documented in Dr.

John Bird’s award-winning book, One Day, One Night: Portraits of the South Pole which chronicles the South Pole Foucault Pendulum, the Club, the first midwinter medevac, and science at Administered by: United States Antarctic Program. A great book. The twin journals of Scott and Amundsen have not only proven to be an interesting study of antarctic expedition.

Between the lines and sometimes quite explicitly one can learn much about leadership. For large parts, author's annotations were a great asset as they provided additional information and clarifications/5. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

The attainment of the South Pole by Roald Amundsen ahead of Robert Scott has frequently described Amundsen as the winner in a race.

Over a hundred years later there is still debate about the events, how well the two men were prepared, how they conducted themselves, what role luck had to play and not least of their legacies. Scott And Amundsen: The Last Place on Earth Paperback – 7 Dec. by Roland Huntford (Author)/5().

Scott vs. Amundsen. It wasn't meant to be a race, but race it becomes, as the world awaits news of the first to reach the Pole. What follows is a tale of heroism, foolhardiness, selflessness and self-delusion, in a land where victory must be secondary to survival.

Written by Cleo /10(). At the beginning of the twentieth century, the South Pole was the most coveted prize in the fiercely nationalistic modern age of exploration. In the brilliant dual biography, the award-winning writer Roland Huntford re-examines every detail of the great race to the South Pole between Britain's Robert Scott and Norway's Roald Amundsen.

Scott, who dies along with four of his men only eleven. Roland Huntford is an author, and biographer of Polar explorers. He has written biographies of Robert Falcon Scott, Ernest Shackleton and Fridtjof Nansen.

His book The Last Place on Earth narrates the race to the South Pole between Scott and Norway's Roald Amundsen. Publisher's Summary This is a brilliant dual biography charting British Robert Scott's and Norwegian Roald Amundsen's race to the South Pole during Huntuford's is the accepted, definitive account of the race and a reassessment of the two men.Timeline.

Traditionally, Scott’s and Amundsen’s expedition are portrayed as lines on a map. This approach is good for showing the parties’ locations: Amundsen’s route was more to the East, while the Framheim base was almost a degree to the South of Scott’s camp.

Scott And Amundsen by Roland Huntford,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(K).