New Authors     New Books     Coming Soon     Most Popular     Top Authors    
<< Previous bookNext book >>
book cover of 

Race to the Pole

Race to the Pole

(2004)
Tragedy, Heroism, and Scott's Antarctic Quest
A non fiction book by

 
The real story of Captain Robert Scott's legendary Antarctic quest, told by the man whom the Guinness Book of World Records has proclaimed "the world's greatest living explorer," Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

During the Golden Era of Exploration, Captain Robert Scott and his competitor Roald Amundsen conquered the unconquerable: Antarctica. This perilous race to the South Pole claimed the life of Scott and became the stuff of legend, as well as endless scrutiny. In this compelling, meticulously researched biography of Captain Scott and his fatal journey, renowned modern-day explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes, holder of 10 expeditionary records, has written what is sure to become the definitive book on this hotly debated subject.

Race to the Pole provides a level of immediacy and accuracy that no other account has ever approached. Fiennes gained the exclusive cooperation of the Scott estate, as well as access to the descendants of key players, including those of Amundsen. As an explorer who has led over 30 expeditions, including the first polar circumnavigation of the earth and the first unsupported crossing of the Antarctic continent, he has firsthand knowledge of the grueling feat that Scott and his team undertook, as well as the physical tortures they endured.

Infused with the intensity of fiction and exhibiting an exhaustive eye for detail found in the greatest historical biographies, Race to the Pole is a prodigious achievement and certain to become a classic in the literature of exploration.

 
Used availability for Ranulph Fiennes's Race to the Pole


See all available used copies of this book at Abebooks UK or Abebooks US
 

Hardback Editions

November 2004 : USA Hardback
Title: Race to the Pole: Tragedy, Heroism, and Scott's Antarctic Quest
Author(s): Ranulph Fiennes
ISBN: 1-4013-0047-2 / 978-1-4013-0047-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

November 2005 : USA Paperback
Title: Race to the Pole: Tragedy, Heroism, and Scott's Antarctic Quest
Author(s): Ranulph Fiennes
ISBN: 0-7868-8858-X / 978-0-7868-8858-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hyperion
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

December 2004 : USA Audio CD
Title: Race to the Pole: Tragedy, Heroism, and Scott's Antarctic Quest
Author(s): Ranulph Fiennes
ISBN: 0-7927-3387-8 / 978-0-7927-3387-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

December 2004 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Race to the Pole: Tragedy, Heroism, and Scott S Antarctic Quest (Needlecraft Mystery)
Author(s): Ranulph Fiennes Sir
ISBN: 0-7927-3388-6 / 978-0-7927-3388-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audiogo
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

December 2004 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Race To The Pole: Tragedy, Heroism, And Scott's Antartic Quest
Author(s): Sir Ranulph Fiennes
ISBN: 0-7927-3386-X / 978-0-7927-3386-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



Search for