Het Laatste Continent


Boeken over Antarctica

Alan Gurney - The race to the white continent



Uitgever: Norton, New York, Londen
Verschijningsdatum: 2000
Aantal blz.: 320
ISBN: 0 393 32321 8


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Alan Gurney: The race to the white continent


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In the 1830s much of the world was still unexplored territory to European and American travelers, and the forbidding Antarctic region represented perhaps the ultimate mystery. As the decade drew to a close, three expeditions to the Pole were launched simultaneously by the United States, France, and Britain, each nation vying to be the first to forge a path through the ice and venture farther south than any vessel had ever sailed before. The leaders of these expeditions were U.S. Navy officers Charles Wilkes, seasoned French explorer Dumont d'Urville, and Royal Navy captain James Clark Ross.

The Race to the White Continent is a colorful and captivating account of the travels and adventures of these navigators, who paved the way for the explorers, traders, and whalers of what was to become known as the Heroic Age of Antarctic exploration.


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