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Race to the bottom of the Earth : surviving Antarctica  Cover Image Book Book

Race to the bottom of the Earth : surviving Antarctica / Rebecca E. F. Barone.



"In 1910, Captain Robert Scott prepared his crew for a trip that no one had ever completed: a journey to the South Pole. He vowed to get there any way he could, even if it meant looking death in the eye. Then, not long before he set out, the telegram arrived: "Proceeding to Antarctic - Roald Amundsen." What was to be an expedition had become a race. One hundred and eight years later, Captain Louis Rudd readied himself for a similarly grueling task: the first solo crossing of treacherous Antarctica. Then came the Instagram message: "On Nov. 1, I depart for the ice - Colin O'Brady." What was to be a journey had become a race. For fans of Michael Tougias' The Finest Hours, this gripping tale of two history-making moments is perfect for budding scientists, survivalists, and thrill seekers"-- Provided by publisher.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781250257802
  • ISBN: 1250257808
  • Physical Description: 262 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2021.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [229]-238) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The race, Amundsen/Scott : 1903-1910 -- The race, O'Brady/Rudd : 2007-2018 -- The beginning, Amundsen/Scott : 1890-1909 -- The beginning, O'Brady/Rudd : Spring-Fall, 2018 -- The set-up, Amundsen/Scott : December 1, 1910-April, 1911 -- The set-up, O'Brady/Rudd : October, 2018 -- The journey, Amundsen/Scott : May, 1911-December, 1911 -- The journey, O'Brady/Rudd : November 3, 2018-November 18, 2018 -- The pole, Amundsen/Scott : November, 1911-February, 1912 -- The pole, O'Brady/Rudd : November 19-December 14, 2018 -- The return, Amundsen/Scott : January, 1912-March, 1912 -- The return, O'Brady/Rudd : December 13, 2018-December 28, 2018 -- Epilogue : the reaction, Amundsen/Scott : January, 1912-1928 -- Epilogue : the reaction, O'Brady/Rudd : December 28, 2018-November, 2019.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12 Henry Holt and Company.
Subject: Scott, Robert Falcon, 1868-1912 > Travel > Antarctica > Juvenile literature.
Amundsen, Roald, 1872-1928 > Travel > Antarctica > Juvenile literature.
Rudd, Lou > Travel > Antarctica > Juvenile literature.
O'Brady, Colin > Travel > Juvenile literature.
Explorers > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Antarctica > Discovery and exploration > Juvenile literature.
South Pole > Discovery and exploration > Juvenile literature.
Antarctica > Discovery and exploration.
South Pole > Discovery and exploration.
Genre: Biographies.
Juvenile works.

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