The Return of the South Pole Sled Dogs

With Amundsen’s and Mawson’s Antarctic Expeditions

Authors: Tahan, Mary R.

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  • Is the first book to track the surviving sled dogs of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition of 1910–1912 who returned from the South Pole
  • Provides a detailed analysis of Roald Amundsen’s utilization of sled dogs to promote his achievement and image
  • Portrays some of the sled dogs’ subsequent work with the Douglas Mawson Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911–1914
  • Tells the little-known story of the sled dogs who participated in Arve Staxrud’s Norwegian Arctic Rescue Mission of 1913 to save members of the Herbert Schroeder-Stranz German Arctic Expedition  
  • Documents the significant role and legacy of sled dogs in Polar exploration and human history
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About this book

This book documents the return of the surviving sled dogs of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition of 1910–1912 from Antarctica, where they had helped Roald Amundsen become the first human to reach the South Pole. This book is the sequel to the highly acclaimed Roald Amundsen’s Sled Dogs: The Sledge Dogs Who Helped Discover the South Pole. It chronicles how the sled dogs were used internationally to further promote the expedition’s great achievement and follows some of the dogs as they undertake subsequent expeditions – with Douglas Mawson’s Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911–1914, which made scientific discoveries, and with Arve Staxrud’s Norwegian Arctic Rescue Mission of 1913, which saved members of the Herbert Schröder-Stranz German Arctic Expedition. The book tracks the remaining 39 sled dogs to their next challenging adventures and their final destinations in Argentina, Norway, Antarctica, and Australia.

Like its predecessor, the book portrays how Amundsen continued to utilize the Polar dogs – both in their lives and in their deaths – to propel his career and solidify his expedition's image.

About the authors

Mary R. Tahan is a Writer, Producer, and Documentarian, with a professional background in journalism and marketing. Internationally renowned for her educational and informational series, she has authored many scholarly articles and historical books, and produced/directed documentary films. 

Her scholarly articles and lectures/presentations focus on Antarctica and the “heroic age of exploration” and cover many countries, and she has documented individuals and organizations as well as cities and historical events. As part of her research for her series of films and books on Polar exploration, Mary R. Tahan traveled to Antarctica by invitation of the Dirección Nacional del Antártico (Instituto Antártico Argentino), where she performed on-site photography and videography of the Antarctic landscape and historical sites, as well as conducted interviews with scientists and curators. Her research has also taken her to Argentina, Norway, France, Russia, and England, where she has also interviewed Polar historians and descendants of the early explorers of the Arctic and Antarctic. 

Table of contents (28 chapters)

Table of contents (28 chapters)

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eBook 26,74 €
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  • Due: March 29, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-65113-8
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Hardcover 34,31 €
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  • Due: February 26, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-65112-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions & severe weather in the US may cause delays
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Return of the South Pole Sled Dogs
Book Subtitle
With Amundsen’s and Mawson’s Antarctic Expeditions
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-65113-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-65113-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-65112-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 467
Number of Illustrations
43 b/w illustrations, 46 illustrations in colour
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