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1912's Race to the South Pole: Who Were the Players in the Great Race?

1912's Race to the South Pole: Who Were the Players in the Great Race?

Anyone who has read Roland Huntford's 1979 book Scott and Amundsen: The Race to the South Pole is pretty much convinced that Amundsen was an exploring genius, learning from the Inuit how to dress, how to eat, how to use dogs and travel in comfort and style, and that Scott was a fool who used horses and automobiles unsuited for the campaign, and had nobody to blame but himself for his death. The Sunday Telegraph review said "In death, Scott became immortal. Now his reputation and character are torn to shreds." In the Spectator, they wrote "the plaster saint has been smashed forever!"

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/1912s-race-sou...

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