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The Resource To the Edges of the Earth : 1909, the Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of Exploration, Edward Larson

To the Edges of the Earth : 1909, the Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of Exploration, Edward Larson

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To the Edges of the Earth : 1909, the Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of Exploration
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To the Edges of the Earth
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1909, the Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of Exploration
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Edward Larson
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Summary
"As 1909 dawned, the greatest jewels of exploration--set at the world's frozen extremes--lay unclaimed: the North and South Poles and the so-called "Third Pole," the pole of altitude, located in unexplored heights of the Himalaya. Before the calendar turned, three expeditions had faced death, mutiny, and the harshest conditions on the planet to plant flags at the furthest edges of the Earth. In the course of one extraordinary year, Americans Robert Peary and Matthew Henson were hailed worldwide at the discovers of the North Pole; Britain's Ernest Shackleton had set a new geographic "Furthest South" record, while his expedition mate, Australian Douglas Mawson, had reached the Magnetic South Pole; and at the roof of the world, Italy's Duke of the Abruzzi had attained an altitude record that would stand for a generation, the result of the first major mountaineering expedition to the Himalaya's eastern Karakoram, where the daring aristocrat attempted K2 and established the standard route up the most notorious mountain on the planet. Based on extensive archival and on-the-ground research, Edward J. Larson weaves these narratives into one thrilling adventure story. Larson, author of the acclaimed polar history Empire of Ice, draws on his own voyages to the Himalaya, the arctic, and the ice sheets of the Antarctic, where he himself reached the South Pole and lived in Shackleton's Cape Royds hut as a fellow in the National Science Foundations' Antarctic Artists and Writers Program" --
Summary
The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author of The Return of George Washington presents an analysis of an exceptional year during the peak of exploration, 1909, that was marked by record-setting expeditions to the North and South Poles and the legendary K2 mountain in the Himalayas
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National Outdoor Book Award for History/Biography, 2018.
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Larson, Edward
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910
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non fiction
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  • British Antarctic Expedition
  • Peary, Robert E.
  • Henson, Matthew Alexander
  • Shackleton, Ernest Henry
  • Savoia, Luigi Amedeo di
  • Polar regions
  • Mountaineering expeditions
  • K2 (Pakistan : Mountain)
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adult
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1909, the race for the three poles, and the climax of the age of exploration
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To the Edges of the Earth : 1909, the Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of Exploration, Edward Larson
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1 volume.
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9780062564474
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To the Edges of the Earth : 1909, the Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of Exploration, Edward Larson
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on1017963483
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1 volume.
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9780062564474
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)1017963483

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