An Empire of Ice

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Before the First World War, Antarctic exploration was largely a British project and its primary purpose was scientific research. This account of early polar science, by a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, focuses on the research undertaken by each expedition. Using unpublished sources and drawing together field studies in areas such as glaciology, biology and meteorology, it offers a fresh perspective on the race to the South Pole.

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An Empire of Ice

An Empire of Ice

Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science

Paperback342pp Illustrated208x138mm

9780300188219     Product Code: 501679

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Before the First World War, Antarctic exploration was largely a British project and its primary purpose was scientific research. This account of early polar science, by a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, focuses on the research undertaken by each expedition. Using unpublished sources and drawing together field studies in areas such as glaciology, biology and meteorology, it offers a fresh perspective on the race to the South Pole.

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