In 1897 Roald Amundsen, the future conqueror of the South Pole, set sail as second officer on board the Belgica, as part of a multi-national crew. This was the first Antarctic expedition of a purely scientific nature and it was this expedition that fired him with his ambition to explore the Polar Regions. The explorers did not reach the pole but they were the first people to spend a winter in the Antarctic pack ice. This is the first publication of Amundsen's diary. The original manuscript, in the University of Oslo, has only been consulted by historians and biographers on a few occasions. As primarily a personal diary, it provides fascinating insights into the struggle for survival on the ice during the Antarctic winter and into the pressures in being part of a multi-national crew.Revue de presse :
...revealing and grimly compelling. --Sara Wheeler: The Daily Telegraph
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Description du livre 1999. Hardcover. État : New. 260mm x. Hardcover. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 224 pages. 0.600. N° de réf. du libraire 9781852970581
Description du livre 1999. Hardcover. État : New. 260mm x. Hardcover. Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 224 pages. 0.600. N° de réf. du libraire 9781852970581