Amundsen and Scott's race to the South Pole
|Format:||Print Book 2008|
|Availability:||Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies|
When did humans first reach the South Pole? Why was there a race to get there? What discoveries did the first people to reach the Pole make? Take a journey back in time, and discover the facts behind a race that fascinated the world. It was a race between rival expeditions whose leaders both became heroes. A race in which some competitors paid the ultimate price--their lives. Find out about the difficulties the expeditions faced: the coldest temperatures on Earth, the high winds and storms, and the long distances they had to cross. Learn more about the world's harshest environment--the Antarctic--and the brave men who battled across it in the hope of victory.
|Series||Great journeys across Earth.|
-- Juvenile literature.
Scott, Robert Falcon, -- 1868-1912 -- Travel -- Antaractica -- Juvenile literature.
Antarctica -- Discovery and exploration -- Juvenile literature.
South Pole -- Discovery and exploration -- Juvenile literature.
|Publisher|| Chicago, Ill. :Heinemann Library,2008
48 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (page 47) and index.