South with the Sun: Roald Amundsen, His Polar Explorations, and the Quest for Discovery

South with the Sun: Roald Amundsen, His Polar Explorations, and the Quest for Discovery

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Roald Amundsen, “the last of the Vikings,” left his mark on the Heroic Era as one of the most successful polar explorers ever.

A powerfully built man more than six feet tall, Amundsen’s career of adventure began at the age of fifteen (he was born in Norway in 1872 to a family of merchant sea captains and rich ship owners); twenty-five years later he was the first man to reach both the North and South Poles.

Lynne Cox, adventurer and swimmer, author of Swimming… (more)