The best, most balanced, authoritative and just plain excellent book on polar exploration that we've seen in years. Longitude Books
About the Author
Huw Lewis-Jones is a historian and former Curator of Art at the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge. He is the author of Polar Portraits and Ocean Portraits in Conway's Face to Face series. Formerly Visiting Fellow at Harvard University, and Curator of Imperial and Maritime History at the National Maritime Museum, London, Huw is also a consultant within media and broadcasting and an expert in maritime and polar exploration history. Kari Herbert first started travelling at the age of 10 months when her father, the pioneering explorer Sir Wally Herbert, took his family to live with a tribe of Inuit for over two years on a remote island off the coast of Northwest Greenland. Her first book,The Explorer's Daughter, was chosen as 'Book of the Week' by BBC Radio 4. She is the founding director of Polarworld, an independent publishing company that specialises in the polar regions.