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  • ISBN: 1250257808
  • ISBN: 9781250257802
  • Physical Description: 262 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [229]-238) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The race, Amundsen/Scott : 1903-1910 -- The race, O'Brady/Rudd : 2007-2018 -- The beginning, Amundsen/Scott : 1890-1909 -- The beginning, O'Brady/Rudd : Spring-Fall, 2018 -- The set-up, Amundsen/Scott : December 1, 1910-April, 1911 -- The set-up, O'Brady/Rudd : October, 2018 -- The journey, Amundsen/Scott : May, 1911-December, 1911 -- The journey, O'Brady/Rudd : November 3, 2018-November 18, 2018 -- The pole, Amundsen/Scott : November, 1911-February, 1912 -- The pole, O'Brady/Rudd : November 19-December 14, 2018 -- The return, Amundsen/Scott : January, 1912-March, 1912 -- The return, O'Brady/Rudd : December 13, 2018-December 28, 2018 -- Epilogue : the reaction, Amundsen/Scott : January, 1912-1928 -- Epilogue : the reaction, O'Brady/Rudd : December 28, 2018-November, 2019.
Summary, etc.: "In 1910, Captain Robert Scott prepared his crew for a trip that no one had ever completed: a journey to the South Pole. He vowed to get there any way he could, even if it meant looking death in the eye. Then, not long before he set out, the telegram arrived: "Proceeding to Antarctic - Roald Amundsen." What was to be an expedition had become a race. One hundred and eight years later, Captain Louis Rudd readied himself for a similarly grueling task: the first solo crossing of treacherous Antarctica. Then came the Instagram message: "On Nov. 1, I depart for the ice - Colin O'Brady." What was to be a journey had become a race. For fans of Michael Tougias' The Finest Hours, this gripping tale of two history-making moments is perfect for budding scientists, survivalists, and thrill seekers"--
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12 Henry Holt and Company.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 December #1
    *Starred Review* This engaging account relates four of the most perilous feats of exploration ever attempted: the early twentieth-century race to the South Pole, which pitted Robert Scott of England against Norwegian Roald Amundsen, and the twenty-first-century contest between American Colin O'Brady and Louis Rudd of England to see who would be the first to achieve a solo crossing of Antarctica. Chapters seesaw back and forth, and while this may prove confusing at first, individual characters and specific survival strategies soon emerge. Readers will be caught up in the real-time action sequences and should end up rooting for everybody as these determined individuals face unimaginable physical and mental hardships. Almost every chapter ends on a cliff-hanger (sometimes literally), and quotes from diaries and interviews, archival photos, and plenty of maps help audiences keep track of all the action. Copious chapter notes and an extended bibliography make this a great research resource, and multiple STEM applications—weather, geography, animals, navigation, nutrition, and just how much hardship the human body can stand—add to the appeal. Readers will come away with increased appreciation for what conditions are like on the south end of our planet, and a profound respect for the individuals who dare to go there. Grades 4-8. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Rebecca E. F. Barone holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Bucknell University along with multiple graduate degrees in mechanical engineering. Her technical projects include injury analysis for the National Football League, and her short-form STEM writing has been published in the award-winning Muse magazine. She is passionate about serving and mentoring underrepresented populations in STEM and has continued to mentor in the kidlit arena with her participation in the #kidsneedmentors program. She enjoys rock climbing, marathon running, and creating amazing (sometimes tasty!) messes with her husband, son, and daughter.

Subject: Scott, Robert Falcon 1868-1912 Travel Antarctica Juvenile literature
Amundsen, Roald 1872-1928 Travel Antarctica Juvenile literature
Rudd, Lou Travel Antarctica Juvenile literature
O'Brady, Colin Travel Juvenile literature
Explorers Biography Juvenile literature
Antarctica Discovery and exploration Juvenile literature
South Pole Discovery and exploration Juvenile literature
Antarctica Discovery and exploration
South Pole Discovery and exploration
Amundsen, Roald 1872-1928
Scott, Robert Falcon 1868-1912
Discoveries in geography
Antarctica South Pole
Genre: Biographies.
Juvenile works.

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