1912: The Year the World Discovered Antarctica
Text Publishing Company
, Jul 25, 2012
- 352 pages
- The perfect Father's Day read, 1912: The Year the World Discovered Antarctica is a beautifully illustrated and entertaining history that chronicles the adventures of the Australasian, British, Norwegian, Japanese and German expeditions as they pushed through the final frontier of exploration – the desolate, frozen continent of Antarctica.
- Young and energetic Australian/British geologist and self-proclaimed adventurer Chris Turney takes readers on an enthralling journey back to the year the world discovered the south pole, recounting incredible tales of endurance, self-sacrifice and technological advancement.
- In a world exclusive, Chris Turney breaks some of the silence surrounding Scott's death and reveals a new aspect of what happened to his team during their tragic return from the pole.
- Author will be a guest of a major literary festival in 2012.
- Large author events potential surrounding the centenary of the discovery of the South Pole.
- A must-read for fans of Tim Flannery, David Attenborough, Michael Palin and Simon Winchester.
- To view photos and footage of Chris Turney's adventures in Antarctica as he researched this book, visit his website www.christurney.com