Tragedy and Triumph: The Story of Polar Exploration
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This course will start with the search for the North-West Passage, which has captivated the imagination of explorers, merchants and adventurers as far back as the journeys of Frobisher and Davis in Elizabeth I's reign. You will then move on to look at the discoveries of both the North and South Poles with particular reference to the Norwegians, Nansen and Amundsen, and the British, Scott and Shackleton. Finally, you will turn to focus chiefly on the heroic age of Antarctic exploration. Their stories are a series of remarkable sagas, pitting leadership, courage, endurance and ingenuity against daunting hardships and threats.