To the Ends of the Earth

Author(s): Richard Sale

Non Fiction

The history of individual Polar expeditions has been told many times, but usually only as personal accounts of individual adventures. This misses the overall context of polar exploration – why the British depended on ponies – plant-eating animals – on the only continent where plants don’t grow, why Franklin’s men perished when the local Eskimos were eking out an existence around them (and finally reporting Franklin’s demise), and why the Scandinavians were always better than anybody else. The first map of Antarctica was produced in 1556 – the Vikings visited the Arctic 1,000 years before. In 2001, the US Base at the South Pole is manned 365 days a year. To the Ends of the Earth tells the whole story of how the two last wildernesses, at either end of the world, were discovered, conquered and tamed. (Preceeding text courtesy www.fireandwater.com - applies to Hardback edition) Large Format (Limp)

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