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Let heroes speak : Antarctic explorers, 1772-1922
Rosove, Michael H., 1948-
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Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, [2000]

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xi, 358 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Central Library G874 .R67 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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In their own words, explorers reveal the hardships, wonders, and spiritual effect of the polar experience.

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Library Journal Review

James Cook was the first to explore the Antarctic in 1722. In the 228 years between Cook and the British Imperial Expedition of 1920-22, there had been numerous other explorations. Rosove, a clinical professor of medicine at UCLA and an Antarctic explorer himself, chronicles some 25 of those expeditions. Weaving the explorers' narratives with his own interpretation in a very entertaining and interesting way, Rosove tackles the following issues: What lured these explorers? What was their motivationDand their reward? How inspiring was the natural environment? How harsh was the wind, temperature, ice, and snow? Based on some 200 primary and secondary sources, this book took 20 years to write, and Rosove's admirable scholarship is thoroughly exhibited in the "Notes and Bibliography" sections. He gives the reader a feeling for the explorers' motivations and the hardships they had to face often by using their own wordsDthe words of pioneers who were truly heroes. Highly recommended for large public and academic libraries. (Maps not seen.)DThomas K. Fry, Univ. of Denver Lib. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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