The Return of the South Pole Sled Dogs

With Amundsen’s and Mawson’s Antarctic Expeditions

Author: Mary R. Tahan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 467

View: 264

This book documents the return of the surviving sled dogs of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition of 1910–1912 from Antarctica, where they had helped Roald Amundsen become the first human to reach the South Pole. This book is the sequel to the highly acclaimed Roald Amundsen’s Sled Dogs: The Sledge Dogs Who Helped Discover the South Pole. It chronicles how the sled dogs were used internationally to further promote the expedition’s great achievement and follows some of the dogs as they undertake subsequent expeditions – with Douglas Mawson’s Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911–1914, which made scientific discoveries, and with Arve Staxrud’s Norwegian Arctic Rescue Mission of 1913, which saved members of the Herbert Schröder-Stranz German Arctic Expedition. The book tracks the remaining 39 sled dogs to their next challenging adventures and their final destinations in Argentina, Norway, Antarctica, and Australia. Like its predecessor, the book portrays how Amundsen continued to utilize the Polar dogs – both in their lives and in their deaths – to propel his career and solidify his expedition's image.

The Return of the South Pole Sled Dogs

With Amundsen's and Mawson's Antarctic Expeditions

Author: Mary R. Tahan

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Electronic books

Page:

View: 108

This book documents the return of the surviving sled dogs of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition of 1910-1912 from Antarctica, where they had helped Roald Amundsen become the first human to reach the South Pole. This book is the sequel to the highly acclaimed Roald Amundsen's Sled Dogs: The Sledge Dogs Who Helped Discover the South Pole. It chronicles how the sled dogs were used internationally to further promote the expedition's great achievement and follows some of the dogs as they undertake subsequent expeditions - with Douglas Mawson's Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-1914, which made scientific discoveries, and with Arve Staxrud's Norwegian Arctic Rescue Mission of 1913, which saved members of the Herbert Schröder-Stranz German Arctic Expedition. The book tracks the remaining 39 sled dogs to their next challenging adventures and their final destinations in Argentina, Norway, Antarctica, and Australia. Like its predecessor, the book portrays how Amundsen continued to utilize the Polar dogs - both in their lives and in their deaths - to propel his career and solidify his expedition's image.

The Return of the South Pole Sled Dogs

With Amundsen’s and Mawson’s Antarctic Expeditions

Author: Mary R. Tahan

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 467

View: 167

This book documents the return of the surviving sled dogs of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition of 1910–1912 from Antarctica, where they had helped Roald Amundsen become the first human to reach the South Pole. This book is the sequel to the highly acclaimed Roald Amundsen’s Sled Dogs: The Sledge Dogs Who Helped Discover the South Pole. It chronicles how the sled dogs were used internationally to further promote the expedition’s great achievement and follows some of the dogs as they undertake subsequent expeditions – with Douglas Mawson’s Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911–1914, which made scientific discoveries, and with Arve Staxrud’s Norwegian Arctic Rescue Mission of 1913, which saved members of the Herbert Schröder-Stranz German Arctic Expedition. The book tracks the remaining 39 sled dogs to their next challenging adventures and their final destinations in Argentina, Norway, Antarctica, and Australia. Like its predecessor, the book portrays how Amundsen continued to utilize the Polar dogs – both in their lives and in their deaths – to propel his career and solidify his expedition's image.

Extreme Leadership

Leaders, Teams and Situations Outside the Norm

Author: Cristina M. Giannantonio

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 623

This groundbreaking volume features expert contributions from across the globe by both management scholars and business leaders. Divided into three main parts _ Extreme Expedition Leaders, Extreme Work Teams and Extreme Individual Leaders _ the book ex

The South Pole

Complete and Unabridged with Illustrations, Charts, Maps and Appendices

Author: Roald Amundsen

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 256

View: 110

This superb edition of The South Pole contains all of the original and essential photographs, charts, maps and appendices from the Amundsen expedition. This book chronicles the epic journey of Roald Amundsen and his team of hand-picked sailors, from the moment the journey was conceived to the triumphant conclusion and acclaim. The South Pole remains a classic chronicle of exploration and adventure for its detail, descriptions and thoroughness. Amundsen successfully captures both the moments of excitement and action, the day-to-day struggles, and the routines undertaken by the men who undertook the dangerous journey. In the detailed chapters, we hear of the difficulties the men encountered during their crossing of the icy wastes of the Antarctic. Amundsen's first expedition - which almost ended in fatal disaster - is much detailed, as are the valuable lessons the team picked up in this perilous brush with death. The painstaking preparations and establishment of the base camp is noted, while Amundsen's use of sled dogs and skis are demonstrated as vital for the group's eventual success. The expedition was imperiled by the limits of their technology; including clothes comprised of animal furs; their ship - the Fram - whose ice-breaking capacities were far inferior to those of the modern day; and the lack of sophisticated navigation tools. Furthermore the route which Amundsen took was across the previously uncharted Axel Heiberg Glacier; fortuitously, the flatter terrain offered a straightforward means of passage. The moment of triumph as the group finally reached the South Pole of the Earth is tempered by the reminder that they must traverse the glacier again on the return trip. Several of the sled dogs were killed for their meat during the trek home. Remarkably there were no human fatalities, a fact which only increased the admiration and laudatory sentiments from the leaders of the time. The Amundsen expedition was one of the most famous of its era, being as it marked the first time a human had ever reached the South Pole. Tragically the rival Scott expedition - which ran concurrently with Amundsen's - resulted in the death of most of the expedition members, including Scott himself.

Popular Mechanics

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 318

View: 339

Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.

Handbook on the Politics of Antarctica

Author: Klaus Dodds

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 640

View: 819

The Antarctic and Southern Ocean are hotspots for contemporary endeavours to oversee 'the last frontier' of the Earth. The Handbook on the Politics of Antarctica offers a wide-ranging and comprehensive overview of the governance, geopolitics, international law, cultural studies and history of the region. Four thematic sections take readers from the earliest human encounters to contemporary resource exploitation and climate change. Written by leading experts, the Handbook brings together the very best interdisciplinary social science and humanities scholarship on the Antarctic and Southern Ocean.

Who Reached the South Pole First?

Author: Sheila Griffin Llanas

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 670

"Follows the stories of Roald Amundsen and Robert Falcon Scott, as they race across Antarctica toward the South Pole"--Provided by publisher.

Art, Spirituality and Economics

Liber Amicorum for Laszlo Zsolnai

Author: Luk Bouckaert

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 233

View: 426

This volume celebrates the work of Laszlo Zsolnai, a leading researcher and scholar in the field of the ethical and spiritual aspects of economic life, who has made significant contributions to the connection between ethics, spirituality, aesthetics and economic theory. The book offers a selection of essays concerned with the ethical, spiritual and aesthetic context within which economics as a social studies discipline should be situated in order to avoid the sort of dehumanising consequences that theories based on utility maximisation and rational choice necessarily entail. It presents the economic activities of human beings not as some sort of preordained obedience to universal laws that operate independently of other human concerns, but, rather, as a part of the human desire for the Aristotelian good life. It looks at the various considerations –moral, spiritual and aesthetic – that take part in the formation of economic decisions in sharp contrast with theories that purport to explain economic phenomena solely on the basis of utility maximisation.

Explorers

Amazing Tales of the World's Greatest Adventurers

Author: Nellie Huang

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 752

Meet famous explorers and adventurers in this exciting non-fiction storybook for children. Venture into steaming jungles in search of lost temples, fight off frostbite in the Arctic, and blast off into space! Great explorers have one thing in common - a desire to leap into the unknown, no matter how dangerous that might be. From Ferdinand Magellan's first circumnavigation of the world 500 years ago to Barbara Hillary's treks to the North and South poles while in her seventies, Explorers documents the trials and hardships of the men and women who rewrote our understanding of the world, and showed us what humans are capable of. Explorers looks at the towering achievements of more than 50 explorers in great detail, with incredible cross-sections revealing the amazing detail inside Spanish galleons, lost cities, and spaceships. Hand-drawn maps reveal their intrepid journeys in great detail, and photographs highlight the artefacts and relics they found along the way. The explorers come from all walks of life and parts of the world. Packed with jaw-dropping facts and written in language that will get the heart racing, Explorers is the perfect ebook for any budding young adventurer, combining both beautiful illustrations by Jessamy Hawke and fantastic photography.

Race for the South Pole

The Expedition Diaries of Scott and Amundsen

Author: Roland Huntford

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 524

In 1910 Robert Falcon Scott and Roald Amundsen set sail for Antarctica, each from his own starting point, and the epic race for the South Pole was on. For the first time Scott's unedited diaries run alongside those of both Amundsen and Olav Bjaaland, never before translated into English. Cutting through the welter of controversy to the events at the heart of the story, Huntford weaves the narrative from the protagonists' accounts of their own fate. What emerges is a whole new understanding of what really happened on the ice and the definitive account of the Race for the South Pole.

The Hunter's Breath

On Expedition with the Weddell Seals of the Antartic

Author: Terrie Williams

Publisher: M. Evans

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 324

View: 532

This is the story of a dedicated group that goes to Antarctica to study the Weddell seal, the only mammal on earth able to survive year-round in the most extreme Antarctic temperatures.

The Flexible Phenotype

A Body-Centred Integration of Ecology, Physiology, and Behaviour

Author: Theunis Piersma

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 238

View: 563

This book attempts a true synthesis of animal physiology, behaviour, and ecology by developing an empirical argument that describes the intimate connections between animal phenotype and environment, using the results of a long-term research programme on migrant shorebirds and their invertebrate prey.

The Antarctic Dictionary

A Complete Guide to Antarctic English

Author: Bernadette Hince

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 394

View: 766

The world's most isolated continent has spawned some of the most unusual words in the English language. This comprehensive guide to the origins and definitions of such words as donga and growler, is supported by more than 15,000 quotations drawn from over 1000 sources. A treat for anyone who's ever dreamed of visiting Antarctica.

Encyclopedia of the World’s Biomes

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Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 3500

View: 774

Encyclopedia of the World’s Biomes is a unique, five volume reference that provides a global synthesis of biomes, including the latest science. All of the book's chapters follow a common thematic order that spans biodiversity importance, principal anthropogenic stressors and trends, changing climatic conditions, and conservation strategies for maintaining biomes in an increasingly human-dominated world. This work is a one-stop shop that gives users access to up-to-date, informative articles that go deeper in content than any currently available publication. Offers students and researchers a one-stop shop for information currently only available in scattered or non-technical sources Authored and edited by top scientists in the field Concisely written to guide the reader though the topic Includes meaningful illustrations and suggests further reading for those needing more specific information

The Samoyed

Author: Charlotte Wilcox

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 208

"Introduces the history, development, uses, and care of the Samoyed, the white dog from the far North. Includes photo diagram and general facts about dogs."

Exploring Antarctica, Grades 5 - 8

Author: Michael Kramme, Ph.D.

Publisher: Mark Twain Media

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 988

Presents an introduction to the history, geography, and culture of Antarctica, offering a variety of reading selections and activities for students in grades five through eight.

The Last Viking

The Life of Roald Amundsen

Author: Stephen R. Bown

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 842

The Last Viking unravels the life of the man who stands head and shoulders above all those who raced to map the last corners of the world. In 1900, the four great geographical mysteries--the Northwest Passage, the Northeast Passage, the South Pole, and the North Pole--remained blank spots on the globe. Within twenty years Roald Amundsen would claim all four prizes. Renowned for his determination and technical skills, both feared and beloved by his men, Amundsen is a legend of the heroic age of exploration, which shortly thereafter would be tamed by technology, commerce, and publicity. Féd in his lifetime as an international celebrity, pursued by women and creditors, he died in the Arctic on a rescue mission for an inept rival explorer. Stephen R. Bown has unearthed archival material to give Amundsen's life the grim immediacy of Apsley Cherry-Garrard's The Worst Journey in the World, the exciting detail of The Endurance, and the suspense of a Jon Krakauer tale. The Last Viking is both a thrilling literary biography and a cracking good story.

Can You Survive Antarctica?

An Interactive Survival Adventure

Author: Rachael Hanel

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 718

"Describes the fight for survival while exploring Antarctica"--Provided by publisher.