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Roald Amundsen: The Conquest of the South Pole - HC
Roald Amundsen: The Conquest of the South Pole - HC
Roald Amundsen: The Conquest of the South Pole - HC
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Disappointed to learn that Americans Peary and Henson had reached the long-sought after North Pole before him, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, set out secretly for the South Pole in 1910. The race to discover the South Pole was on! This fascinating new book reveals how Amundsen's years of arctic training, expert dog-handling skills, and luck in finding a quicker route, allowed him to reach the South Pole more than a month before his closest rival. Topics include
• eating their sled dogs to survive in Antarctica
• the fatal South Pole trek of his British rival Robert Falcon Scott
• the brutal conditions for antarctic exploration, including the story of British polar explorer Ernest Shackelton's harrowing South Pole experience
• Amundsen's flight over the North Pole in the airship Norge
• his final fatal flight in a rescue mission looking for stranded North Pole explorers Teacher’s guide available.


Reading Level: Gr. 4-5
Interest Level: Gr. 3-6
Guided Reading Level: Q
Binding: Hardcover
Series: In the Footsteps of Explorers
Author(s): Julie Karner

Format
Size: 8 ½″ × 11″
No. of Pages: 32
Index Included: Yes
Glossary Included: Yes

GRL: Q
ATOS: 7.3
Dewey: 919.89
Lexile: 1080L
Copyright: 2007

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