An Empire of Ice

Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science

by Edward J. Larson

Hardcover, 326 pages, Yale Univ Pr, List Price: $28 | purchase

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An Empire of Ice
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Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science
Author
Edward J. Larson

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Offers a riveting account of the great expeditions into the cold heart of Antarctica during the continent's Heroic Age. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion.

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A member of the Terra Nova Expedition (or British Antarctic Exploration team) travels by dogsled in front of a weathered iceberg, circa 1910 or 1911. Herbert George Ponting/The Library of Congress hide caption

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