Journeys to the South Pole

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Walter Dean Myers presents a thrilling record of Antarctica and the expedition parties that uncovered the frozen continent.

Walter Dean Myers brings the dramatic race to the South Pole to lie in ANTARCTICA, tracking the explorers of the South Pole and the dangers they encountered there, as well as their contributions to modern science. He describes the extreme climate conditions in Antarctica, the wildlife, the whaling and merchant sailing industries that took root there, and the various exploration parties, including James Cook, Richard Byrd, and Ernest Shackleton. Myers depicts the heroism and adventure of the expeditions using photos, maps, and illustrations to complement the text.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2004.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780439220019
Branch Call Number: j 919.8904 MYERS W
Characteristics: 134 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.


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Antarctica, the last unexplored area on earth. Cold. Icy. Windy. Inhospitable. And a fascinating target for explorers such as James Cook, the first to cross the Antarctic Circle (1773); Roald Amundson, the first to reach the South Pole (1911); and Ernest Shackleton, the first to cross the continent.


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