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South with the Sun: Roald Amundsen, His Polar Explorations & the Quest for Discovery
 
 
Author
Lynne Cox.
Publisher Mariner  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 8 x 5.25 x 0.8 inches
ISBN 9780547905785
Pages/Publication Date 291/2012
Daedalus Item Code 31710
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Today the North and South Poles are home to research stations and film crews, yet only a century ago they were alien regions unknown to all but a handful of explorers. One of the most successful of these was Roald Amundsen, known as "the last of the Vikings." The Norwegian-born Amundsen began his career of adventure at age 15 and by 40 had become the first man to successfully navigate the Northwest Passage and to reach both the North and South Poles. As a girl, Lynne Cox read of Amundsen's exploits, which inspired her to follow her own dreams of adventures with open-water swimming. Here, she gives an account of Amundsen's life and expeditions while detailing her own experiences swimming (without a wetsuit) in the same polar regions he first explored.

"As autobiographical as it is biographical ... [this book] juxtaposes two adventurers, one with her own challenges still unfolding and the other with his position fixed in history .... A book worthy of the centenary celebration of Amundsen's trek to the South Pole."SFChronicle

 
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