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The Resource Pole dance : the story of the record-breaking British expedition to the bottom of the world, Tom Avery

Pole dance : the story of the record-breaking British expedition to the bottom of the world, Tom Avery

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Pole dance : the story of the record-breaking British expedition to the bottom of the world
Title
Pole dance
Title remainder
the story of the record-breaking British expedition to the bottom of the world
Statement of responsibility
Tom Avery
Title variation
Story of the record-breaking British expedition to the bottom of the world
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Language
eng
Summary
"When seven-year-old Tom Avery first read about the adventures of the polar explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott, he was spellbound. What had possessed these brave men to drag themselves through unimaginable dangers and suffering to reach this seemingly worthless spot on the map? The seed was sown and less than twenty years later he was organising his own expedition to celebrate the centenary of his childhood hero's first attempt to reach the South Pole on the Discovery Expedition of 1901-4. On 28 December 2002, Avery walked into the record books himself by becoming the youngest Briton to complete the perilous journey to the South Pole, his team becoming the fastest in history to do so." "Things did not start well, and Avery was lucky to escape with his life after falling through a crevasse within hours of beginning the 700-mile journey. The team of four used state-of-the-art kites to power them across the ice and covered the final part of the journey in an extraordinary final push. Avery's astonishing story is told with youthful enthusiasm as he shares the triumphs and near disasters of the team's battle against the harshest conditions on the planet. As well as illustrating the challenges of mounting an expedition of this kind, he also explores the changes in polar travel since the days of Scott and Shackleton. He draws attention to the achievements of the Discovery Expedition, which have largely been overshadowed by the drama of Scott's tragic final expedition."--BOOK JACKET
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ABN
Dewey number
919.8904
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Pole dance : the story of the record-breaking British expedition to the bottom of the world, Tom Avery
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Pole dance : the story of the record-breaking British expedition to the bottom of the world, Tom Avery
Publication
Note
  • Includes portraits and illustrations from Scott's expeditions
  • Map, "Terra Australis Incognito" shows routes of explorers
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The lure of the South -- Icebound -- The land that time forgot -- In the footsteps of heroes -- Cold play -- Winds in the East -- Pole position -- Great Scott -- Expedition progress chart -- Acknowledgements -- Index
Control code
8955829
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24 cm.
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Extent
xiii, 210 pages, [16] leaves of plates
Isbn
9780752865959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), map, portraits (chiefly col.)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) TAU168702
  • (BNAtoc)B0713043
  • (Uk)012937572
  • (Nz)8955829
  • (OCoLC)61127062

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