THE REAL BOOK ABOUT THE ANTARCTIC by Charles S. Strong

THE REAL BOOK ABOUT THE ANTARCTIC

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The exploration of the Antarctic has been undertaken for five centuries in the name of many nations. Challenged by the mystery of its formidable, icy regions, they have used dogs, sleds, and above all the weapon of human endurance to cut down the barrier which isolates it from the developed world. In this history of the centuries of exploration, of the men who risked and often gave life to penetrate its secrets, the achievements of many great figures are reviewed--Byrd, Captain Wilkes, James Ross, Shackleton--culminating in the most recent and conclusive achievements of Hillary and Fuchs, and the other participants of Operation Deep Freeze, who employed in their expedition the most modern mechanical devices. Of particular interest to those who followed the events of the International Geophysical Year, this text with 25 line cuts by Albert Orbaan presents a forceful picture of the still unconquered South Pole.

Pub Date: Oct. 22nd, 1959
Publisher: Doubleday-Real Book