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Amundsen'S Way: The Race to the South Pole

Amundsen'S Way: The Race to the South Pole (Paperback)

By Grochowicz, Joanna

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But how will history view Roald Amundsen? he wonders to himself. Will I be remembered for my dedication, my discipline, my daring deeds? Or only for my deception? Roald Amundsen - hero or villain? Amundsen's South Polar conquest is an extraordinary tale that combines risk, intrig... read full description below.

ISBN 9781760637668
Barcode 9781760637668
Published 6 May 2019 by Allen & Unwin
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781760637668
ISBN-10 1760637661
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin Children's Books
Publication Date 6 May 2019
International Release Date 1 November 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Grochowicz, Joanna
Category True Stories (Of Endurance and Survival)
Australian
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 198mm
Weight 290g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Children's General Interest & Leisure
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 919.8904
Catalogue Code 975608

Description of this Book

But how will history view Roald Amundsen? he wonders to himself. Will I be remembered for my dedication, my discipline, my daring deeds? Or only for my deception? Roald Amundsen - hero or villain? Amundsen's South Polar conquest is an extraordinary tale that combines risk, intrigue and personal conflict. A man of striking intelligence and a single-minded thirst for world records, Amundsen's astute planning and shrewd strategy propelled him into first place. Such a man, with everything to lose, will stop at nothing to secure his goal. His story is a testament to utter brilliance and ruthlessness. From the author of the highly acclaimed Into the White, and full of life-threatening challenges, deception, disappointments and triumph, Amundsen's Way is an adventure story in the purest sense.

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Author's Bio

Joanna Grochowicz's narrative non-fiction is meticulously researched and compellingly told. By fusing the real and the imagined in her stories of early Antarctic exploration, she reveals the human aspirations and tragedies that have shaped our understanding of what remains an utterly inhuman place. As an Antarctic writer and communicator, Joanna believes strongly that engaging with Antarctic history encourages a deeper connection with a globally significant continent that few will ever visit. While focusing on polar exploration, her ever-popular school sessions guide students in examining the continued importance of resilience, perseverance and curiosity in all human endeavours.

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