By Roland Huntford
Firstly of the 20th century, the South Pole used to be the main coveted prize within the fiercely nationalistic smooth age of exploration. within the significant twin biography, the award-winning author Roland Huntford re-examines each element of the nice race to the South Pole among Britain's Robert Scott and Norway's Roald Amundsen. Scott, who dies besides 4 of his males purely 11 miles from his subsequent cache of provides, turned Britain's cherished failure, whereas Amundsen, who not just beat Scott to the Pole yet back alive, used to be mostly forgotten. This account in their race is a gripping, hugely readable heritage that captures the using pursuits of the period and the advanced, usually deeply unsuitable males who have been charged with sporting them out. THE final position on the earth is the 1st of Huntford's masterly trilogy of polar biographies. it's also the one paintings at the topic within the English language in line with the unique Norwegian assets, to which Huntford lower back to revise and replace this variation.