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Race to the White Continent: Voyages to the Antarctic

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Title: Race to the White Continent: Voyages to the Antarctic
Author: Alan Gurney
ISBN: 9780393323214
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 2002
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Condition: Used: Near Fine
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In the 1830s, the forbidding Antarctic region represented the ultimate mystery. The prospect of discovering a lucrative whaling ground made this uncharted and untapped region especially enticing. Three expeditions to the pole were launched simultaneously by the United States, France, and Britain, each vying to be the first to venture farther south than any vessel had ever sailed before. These expeditions paved the way for the explorers, traders, and whalers of what was to become known as the Heroic Age of Antarctic exploration. The Race to the White Continent is a captivating account of their adventures.