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5.0 out of 5 stars The quest for the South Pole, richly retold, 2 Dec 2011
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Russell A. Potter (Providence, RI USA) - See all my reviews
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This year, on the anniversary of the race between Scott and Amundsen to the South Pole, there have been all kinds of commemorations of the event, and more than a dozen books (some of them re-issues of older titles). In Search of the South Pole is by far the best of the bunch; not only does it set the events of 1911 in a rich historical context, but it epitomizes the character and ideals of both Scott and Amundsen more richly than any other book I know. The men's own words are here in abundance, along with insightful commentary and a final section that recounts the events of that fateful year with all the beauty and terror intrinsic to the tale. On top of all this, it's gorgeously illustrated, with beautiful reproductions of expedition photographs, images of many of the actual items used by the explorers, and a generous array of all kinds of printed ephemera from the period. Herbert and Lewis-Jones bring their personal and professional expertise to bear on the essential elements of this great drama, and it rings out so clearly it's almost as if one has never heard it before. There is no better book on the quest for the South Pole.
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5.0 out of 5 stars South Pole Achievement, 6 Jan 2012
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This is a beautifully written and produced book, with excellent images and facsimiles of historic documents. The authors have really conveyed the challenges and difficulties face by the South Pole explorers and pioneers over the last 100 plus years. As someone who has been to Antarctica on several occasions, this book takes pride of place in my polar book collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Valuable addition to Polar Library, 8 Jan 2014
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A concise and well researched addition to my polar library, written by an author who is the husband of the daughter of the Late Sir Wally Herbert with whom I served in the Antartcic.
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