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Author Larson, Edward J. (Edward John), author
Title To the edges of the Earth [ebook] : 1909, the race for the three poles, and the climax of the age of exploration / Edward J. Larson
Published New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
Edition First edition
Descript 1 online resource (xx, 329 pages) : illustrations
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Summary From the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, an entwined narrative of the most adventurous year of all time, when three expeditions simultaneously raced to the top, bottom, and heights of the world., 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. These three legendary expeditions, overlapping in time, danger, and stakes, were glorified upon their return, their leaders celebrated as the preeminent heroes of their day. Stripping away the myth, Larson, a master historian, illuminates one of the great, overlooked tales of exploration, revealing the extraordinary human achievement at the heart of these journeys
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Polar regions -- Discovery and exploration -- History -- 20th century
Himalaya Mountains -- Discovery and exploration -- History -- 20th century
Polar regions -- Discovery and exploration
Mountaineering expeditions -- Pakistan -- K2 (Mountain)
Discoveries in geography.
Mountaineering expeditions.
Himalaya Mountains.
Pakistan -- K2 (Mountain)
Polar regions.
1900-1999
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Alt Author OverDrive, Inc
ISBN 9780062564511
006256451X

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