Exploring the Poles
Hardback 568pp Illustrated 290x287mm
9782809902549   Product Code: 20874
Illustrated with more than 450 historic photographs, maps, paintings and prints from the archives of the Royal Geographical Society, this magnificent volume tells the stories of the expeditions to reach the North and South Poles, from the early journeys of Ross and Bellingshausen, through the tragedies of Franklin and Scott, to today's high-tech scientific surveys. The text, in English, German and Dutch, includes biographies of the explorers and describes their aims, equipment, and the challenges they faced.