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Author Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-2014.
Title Antarctica : journeys to the South Pole / Walter Dean Myers.
Publication Info. New York : Scholastic Press, c2004.
Open Library Cover
Location Call No. Status
 Children's Non-Fiction  Juv. 919.9 M    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st ed.
Description 104 p. : ill., map ; 27 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Into the unknown: James Cook crosses the antarctic Circle -- Hard work in the frigid cold -- Race begins: James Clark Ross's South Pole expedition -- Tyrant: Charles Wilkes and the first American scientific expedition to Antarctica -- Exploration in the moder age -- Discover expedition -- Ernest Shackleton and the Nimrod expedition -- On the ground in Antarctica -- The unforgiving Antarctica -- Byrd brings the technology to Antarctica -- Assuring the future -- Facts about Antarctica -- Timeline.
Summary Walter Dean Myers presents a thrilling record of Antarctica and the expedition parties that have uncovered the frozen continent throughout history. Walter Dean Myers brings the dramatic race to the South Pole to life in Antarctica, tracking the explorers of the South Pole - including James Cook, Ernest Shackleton, and Richard Evelyn Bird - and the dangers they encountered there, as well as their contributions to science. The heroism and adventure - and sometimes the ultimate failure - of the expeditions are depicted in Myers's powerful prose, and through the photos, maps, and illustrations that complement the text.
Subject Antarctica -- Juvenile literature.
South Pole -- Juvenile literature.
Antarctica -- Discovery and exploration -- Juvenile literature.
South Pole -- Discovery and exploration -- Juvenile literature.
Explorers -- Antarctica -- Biography.
Cook, James, 1728-1779 -- Travel -- Antarctica -- Juvenile literature.
Ross, James Clark, Sir, 1800-1862 -- Travel -- South Pole -- Juvenile literature.
Wilkes, Charles, 1798-1877 -- Travel -- Antarctica -- Juvenile literature.
Shackleton, Ernest Henry, Sir, 1874-1922 -- Travel -- South Pole -- Juvenile literature.
Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1888-1957 -- Travel -- Antarctica -- Juvenile literature.
Added Title Journeys to the South Pole
ISBN 0439220017 (hardcover)
9780439220019 (hardcover)