Title:The Race to the White Continent: Voyages to the Antarctic
Price:AUD$17.95 (about USD$14.00)
Publisher:W W Norton & Co Inc, New York, New York, U.S.A, 2002
W W Norton & Co Inc, 2002, Soft cover, Book Condition: Fine, 1st
1st Printing. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 320 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. A fascinating account of the early days of Antarctic exploration from an expert storyteller. In the 1830s, the forbidding Antarctic region represented the ultimate mystery. The prospect of discovering a lucrative whaling ground made this uncharted and untapped region especially enticing. Three expeditions to the pole were launched simultaneously by the United States, France, and Britain, each vying to be the first to venture farther south than any vessel had ever sailed before. These expeditions paved the way for the explorers, traders, and whalers of what was to become known as the "Heroic Age" of Antarctic exploration. The Race to the White Continent is a captivating account of their adventures. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Adventure, Survival, Exploration; ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780393323214. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 0002685.