South with the sun : Roald Amundsen, his polar explorations, and the quest for discovery /

A powerfully built man more than six feet tall, Amundsen's career of adventure began at the age of fifteen (he was born in Norway in 1872 to a family of merchant sea captains and rich ship owners). Twenty-five years later he was the first man to reach both the North and South Poles. The author,...

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Main Author: Cox, Lynne, 1957-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.
Edition:1st ed.
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Table of Contents:
  • Siberia and U-2
  • North
  • Nansen returns
  • Amundsen's inspiration
  • Caves of death
  • Belgica
  • Leaving Norway
  • Greenland shark
  • Greenland east and west
  • Ilulissat
  • Coolest crossing
  • Baffin Island
  • King William Island
  • Cambridge Bay
  • South Pole
  • The heroic dogs
  • Darkness and light
  • Flying boats
  • Amundsen and Byrd
  • Navigating
  • Antarctic aviation
  • Parallel planes
  • Discovering greatness
  • AGAP
  • Map of the Antarctic.