1912: The Year the World Discovered Antarctica

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Text Publishing Company, Jul 25, 2012 - History - 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

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Wideranging, all the expeditions of that time, and a historic glance back to Capt Cook and many others, as well as clear summaries of geological and oceanographic aspects. Who knew that the japanese were there under n unsung hero Shires. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Professor Chris Turney is an Australian and British Earth scientist, and an ARC Laureate Fellow in climate change at the University of New South Wales. He is the author of Bones, Rocks and Stars: The Science of When Things Happened and Ice, Mud and Blood: Lessons From Climates Past, as well as numerous scientific papers and magazine articles. In 2007 he was awarded the Sir Nicholas Shackleton Medal for outstanding young Quaternary scientists, and in 2009 he received the Geological Society of London's Bigsby Medal for services to geology.

You can read more about him on his website: www.christurney.com

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