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The story of polar conquest : the complete history of arctic and antarctic exploration, including the discovery of the South Pole by Amundsen and Scott ; the tragic fate of the Scott Expedition and, the discovery of the North Pole by Admiral Peary

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  • Other Name

    Polar conquest (Alternate title)

    Tragic fate of the Scott expedition (Alternate title)

    Discovery of the North Pole by Admiral Peary (Alternate title)

  • Place
  • Other Id

    G850 MAR (Library of Congress Call Number)

    63200 (Cat ID)

    131700 (DBTextworks system ID)

    59094 (Presto content ID)

  • Department

Images and documents

Catalogue

  • Object Type
  • Name/Title
    The story of polar conquest : the complete history of arctic and antarctic exploration, including the discovery of the South Pole by Amundsen and Scott ; the tragic fate of the Scott Expedition and, the discovery of the North Pole by Admiral Peary
  • Other Name

    Polar conquest (Alternate title)

    Tragic fate of the Scott expedition (Alternate title)

    Discovery of the North Pole by Admiral Peary (Alternate title)

  • Primary Maker

    Logan Marshall (Editor)

  • Contributor/Publisher
    [L. T. Myers]
  • Place
  • Date
    1913
  • Physical Description

    352 [i.e. 320] pages, 29 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map, portraits ; 23 cm

  • Language
    English
  • Level of Current Record
    Bib record
  • Member Object

    2 items in this collection. View all items.

  • Subject Category
  • Provenance Details
    Copy 12637 inscribed on prelim. page: G.E. Andrews, Mt Albert, Auckland
  • Content
    I. The Scott Expedition and its tragic fate -- II. Robert F. Scott, Antarctic martyr -- III. First at the South Pole: The thrilling story of the Amundsen Expedition -- IV. Roald Amundsen, intrepid discoverer of the South Pole -- V. Shackleton on the threshold of the South Pole -- VI. Previous attempts to penetrate the Antarctic region -- VII. The discovery of the North Pole: The story of Peary's great exploit -- VIII. Side-lights on the Peary expedition -- IX. Robert E. Peary, the indomitable polar explorer -- X. The search for the Northwest Passage -- XI. The Ross and Parry Polar voyages -- XII. The first Franklin expedition -- XIII. The terrible fate of the Sir John Franklin Expedition -- XIV. Dr. Kane's famous Arctic voyage -- XV. Hayes, Hall and other hardy adventurers -- XVI. Nordenskiold and the Northeast Passage -- XVII. The horrors of the "Jeannette" expedition -- XVIII. Melville finds the remains of the DeLong party -- XIX. Greely's Arctic winter of starvation -- XX. Nansen's memorable voyage in the "Fram" -- XXI. Andree's fatal flight northward in a balloon -- XXII. Abruzzi, the royal Italian explorer -- XXIII. Interesting scientific work in the polar regions.
  • Public Access Text

    [Keywords: Peary, Robert E. (Robert Edwin), 1856-1920; Explorers--Antarctica; Arctic regions - Discovery and exploration; Antarctica - Discovery and exploration; Polar regions - Discovery and exploration]

    No imprint on title page. "Copyright 1913, by L.T. Myers."--Title page verso. "Sole New Zealand representative: A.Y. Routley, Cromwell St., Dominion Rd., Auckland"--Tipped onto title page of AWMM Library copy 12637. Includes 22 stories of various explorers. Includes bibliographical references to New Zealand.

  • Associated Notes

    https://www.google.co.nz/books/edition/_/PVV2VZsKy0MC

    Digitised copy available to read online via Google Books (accessed 22/11/2021)

  • Collection Type
    Reserve Collection
    General Collection
  • Copyright
    All rights reserved
  • Last Update
    19 Dec 2023

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