An Empire of Ice: Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic ScienceEdward J. Larson / May 22, 2019
An Empire of Ice Scott Shackleton and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science Published to coincide with the centenary of the first expeditions to reach the South Pole An Empire of Ice presents a fascinating new take on Antarctic exploration Retold with added information it s
Published to coincide with the centenary of the first expeditions to reach the South Pole, An Empire of Ice presents a fascinating new take on Antarctic exploration Retold with added information, it s the first book to place the famed voyages of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, his British rivals Robert Scott and Ernest Shackleton, and others in a larger scientific, socPublished to coincide with the centenary of the first expeditions to reach the South Pole, An Empire of Ice presents a fascinating new take on Antarctic exploration Retold with added information, it s the first book to place the famed voyages of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, his British rivals Robert Scott and Ernest Shackleton, and others in a larger scientific, social, and geopolitical context.Efficient, well prepared, and focused solely on the goal of getting to his destination and back, Amundsen has earned his place in history as the first to reach the South Pole Scott, meanwhile, has been reduced in the public mind to a dashing incompetent who stands for little than relentless perseverance in the face of inevitable defeat An Empire of Ice offers a new perspective on the Antarctic expeditions of the early twentieth century by looking at the British efforts for what they actually were massive scientific enterprises in which reaching the South Pole was but a spectacular sideshow By focusing on the larger purpose, Edward Larson deepens our appreciation of the explorers achievements, shares little known stories, and shows what the Heroic Age of Antarctic discovery was really about.
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An Empire of Ice: Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science BY Edward J. Larson 174 Edward J. Larson
Title: An Empire of Ice: Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science BY Edward J. Larson