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The Crossing of Antarctica: Original Photographs from the Epic Journey that Fulfilled Shackleton's Dream...
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George Lowe Huw Lewis-Jones
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The Crossing of Antarctica: Original Photographs from the Epic Journey that Fulfilled Shackleton's Dream

George Lowe Huw Lewis-Jones Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Bt OBE


9780500252024

Thames & Hudson


Individual photographers;
Photographic reportage;
Travel & holiday;
Expeditions


Hardback

240 pages

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The first crossing of Antarctica in 1957/58 by the Trans-Antarctic Expedition, led by Sir Vivian 'Bunny' Fuchs, was one of the twentieth century's great triumphs of exploration. Sir Ernest Shackleton famously attempted to cross the great white continent during his ill-fated Endurance voyage, and now, one hundred years after he set out, this beautifully illustrated volume celebrates the men who succeeded where he had failed and rewrote the history books. With exclusive access to the spectacular images and private archives of key member George Lowe, photographer and Everest veteran, and items from the Fuchs family collection, there has never been a book on Antarctica quite like this. An outstanding team of explorers and polar experts also provide their reflections and tributes, contributing to a remarkable visual and personal testimony of this historic event.

By:   George Lowe, Huw Lewis-Jones, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Bt OBE
Imprint:   Thames & Hudson
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 270mm,  Width: 220mm,  Spine: 27mm
Weight:   1.440kg
ISBN:   9780500252024
ISBN 10:   0500252025
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   September 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Prologue, A Forgotten Hero, Huw Lewis-Jones; Foreword, A Dream Fulfilled, Peter Fuchs and Jonathan Shackleton; Introduction, Brave Spirits, Sir Ranulph Fiennes * 1. The Map on the Wall * 2. Across the Ice * 3. Beyond the Horizon * 4. Reflections by Arved Fuchs, Sir Wally Herbert, Klaus Dodds, Geoff Somers, Borge Ousland, Felicity Aston, Eirik Sonneland, Sebastian Copeland, Jon Bowermaster, Ken Blaiklock * Epilogue, Footsteps in the Snow, Paul Dalrymple


A photographic monograph that shows in dramatic detail just how different this journey was. . . . Lowe s narrative, combined with essays by Huw Lewis-Jones, form an entertaining account . . . and leave the reader wondering why it ever had slipped into the backwaters of history.

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