1912

1912

The Year the World Discovered Antarctica

Book - 2012
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The rivalry between Robert Scott and Roald Amundsen is a familiar story; what fewer people know is that, in 1912, five separate teams were exploring beyond the limits of the known world: Scott for Britain, Amundsen for Norway, Mawson for Australasia, Filchner for Germany and Shirase for Japan. The Antarctic discoveries made by these brave explorers enthralled the world and forever changed the way we understand our planet. Chris Turney tells the story of the frozen continent, the heroic trials endured by its explorers and the lasting legacy for future scientific endeavour. Devoting a chapter to each of the five expeditions, he draws on previously unpublished archival material, framing the narrative with the broader idea of the spirit and excitement of scientific discovery. This book is a celebration of the science that was undertaken in Antarctica 100 years ago.
Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. : Text Publishing, 2012.
ISBN: 9781921922725
Characteristics: 358 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm.
Alternative Title: Nineteen twelve

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bagfin
Oct 17, 2012

SPOILER ALERT !
Yes, there is a map - pages 280/281.

This a very interesting and well-written book, EXCEPT, there appear to be NO MAPS .
At the very end I came across a MAP OF ANTARCTICA on pages 280/281 - not listed in contents and discovered by accident at the very end of the story.
Such an omission in a book primarily about exploration and science is truly astonishing. Blame the publisher, not the author.

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