Books by Amundsen, Roald (sorted by popularity) Sort Alphabetically; Sort by Release Date; See also: Wikipedia; Displaying results 1–6. Stephen R. Bown is author of The Last Viking: The Life of Roald Amundsen and White Eskimo: Knud Rasmussen's Fearless Journey into the Heart of the Arctic, which won the Williams Mills Award for the best book on the Arctic in 2016. Welcome back. The ship is one of the first to feature a hybrid propulsion system that will not only reduce its fuel consumption but will show that large hybrid ships are possible. The Last Viking: The Life of Roald Amundsen (Merloyd Lawrence Book) Stephen Bown. Refresh and try again. (Prices may vary for AK and HI.). Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. It also tells of how he navigates the north west and south east passages. The Last Place on Earth: Scott and Amundsen's Race to the South Pole, Revised and Updated (Modern Library … Amundsen was constantly on the go and lectured and traveled extensively as he loved to tell people about his travels. This is Amundsen's last book, and signed copies are extremely hard to find. Like its namesake, the MS Roald Amundson is a pioneer in Polar expedition voyages. With new and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology, she reduces fuel consumption and cuts CO2 emissions by sailing with electrical propulsion. This book is available for free download in a number of formats - including epub, pdf, azw, mobi and more. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 6, 2019. Amundsen's expedition also used a sextant during the journey, which is a relatively light and simple piece of equipment. He also attended a symposium that reviewed how to fix position at high latitudes. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 17, 2019. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. In 1911, Roald Amundsen and his men were the first humans to reach the South Pole. We find how he related others, not just those on his trips, but the general public who loved hearing him speak and relate his experiences. This biography of Roald Amundsen, arguably the greatest of explorers of the heroic age of polar exploration, is well-written, revealing and comprehensive. We wish all our readers a Happy Christmas and a Healthy New Year! It was, however, difficult to extract actual dates and facts hidden away in the text. Roald Amundsen's account of his South Polar dash reveals how modest the man really was. In 1911, Roald Amundsen and his men were the first humans to reach the South Pole. Sydpolen. Die Eroberung des Südpols 1919-1912 by Amundsen, Roald and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at AbeBooks.co.uk. The ocean voyage is very interesting, but of particular interest is his description of the Eskimos and their culture. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. This book is the account of Roald Amundsen during his successful attempt to navigate his tiny ship, the Gjoa, through rain, snow, wind and waves from Norway to Alaska. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. To this end, he made use of aircraft in the early 1920s. Having read a number of books on the protagonists and some original documents (but not Roland Huntford's notorious book) I was looking for a relatively unbiased biography and this seemed to fit the bill, although, reading the author's notes, it is clear he was, as is almost the norm since the book's publication, heavily indebted to Huntford. So I was interested in The Last Viking. Innovative sustainable technology reduces fuel consumption and CO2-emissions on the ships by 20 percent. English Roald Amundsen 130 downloads; The South Pole; an account of the Norwegian Antarctic expedition in the "Fram," 1910-1912 — Volume 1 Roald Amundsen 32 downloads; Aan de Zuidpool (Dutch) Roald Amundsen 32 downloads; De … When Amundsen was young, he decided he would use his life to explore the wilderness. His relationship with his brothers was not edifying, and lack of anything detailed in the way of private correspondence precluded any real feeling for their dynamic, apart from the final catastrophic bust-up with his loyal, effective manager/brother Leon. 4.5 out of 5 stars 38. This book is the account of Roald Amundsen during his successful attempt to navigate his tiny ship, the Gjoa, through rain, snow, wind and waves from Norway to Alaska. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Roald Amundsen, geboren 1872 in der Nähe on Oslo/Norwegen, gehört zu den bekanntesten und bedeutendsten Polarforschern überhaupt. has been added to your Cart. I particularly enjoyed the author being as balanced as possible on the man’s traits, doing his utmost to be balanced and provide a warts-and-all account. Roald Amundsen, nicknamed “The Last of the Vikings” was an Arctic explorer, and the first man to reach the South Pole in 1911. On October 18, 1911, Amundsen's party set out to reach the South Pole. He accomplished all he set out to do. You don't want to miss this! Huntford, Roland (1985). To add more books, South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the 'Fram', 1910-12, The North West Passage: Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship "Gjoa" 1903-1907; Volume 2, De l'Atlantique au Pacifique par les glaces arctiques, To the North Magnetic Pole and Through the Northwest Passage, Życie Eskimosów. Available in-store, online or simply call now on 0330 094 8364. There is some light bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. With new and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology, she reduces fuel consumption and cuts CO2 emissions by sailing with electrical propulsion. Amundsen's book is lot better … Roald Amundsen was a Norwegian explorer whose team were the first to reach the South Pole - this is his astonishing story, in his own words.Amundsen begins by explaining that he was not born with an urge to explorer the farthest, uncharted regions of the world. Roald Amundsen demonstrated how seemingly impossible achievements are attainable with preparation, careful consideration, and resourcefulness. What really made Amundsen such a great and successful explorer was his willingness to learn from others, to study, to read, and to prepare before launching into his journeys. Amundsen’s producer, Espen Horn of the company Motion Blur, confirmed to NRK that he was contacted by Cappelen Damm and claims he responded then the same as now: “Bomann-Larsen’s book is one of several books and documentaries we have read and seen while working on the script. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 26, 2020. Roald Amundsen: Legendary Pipe Smoker May 22, 2020 by Jeffery Sitts in Pipe Line R oald Amundsen was a Norwegian explorer who was a preeminent figure during the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, which lasted from the end of the 19th century to the end of World War I. I take issue with the statement that he was democratic; his very small, personally chosen teams were rarely diluted by imposed personnel; in the main they were all of a similar background/class (apart from the jolly cook Lindstrom) and there was no need to replicate the RN divisions Scott has been so often criticised for (despite the fact that the bulk of his workforce were RN and would find it entirely normal and acceptable). Named after the Norwegian polar explorer, Roald Amundsen who was the first person to reach the South Pole. As a fan of Arctic exploration The Last Viking is one of the best books I have read on this topic. (Although I did detect a slight whiff of anti-Britishness from the author with his talk of the rigid class system and traditions, probably mostly correct, as the British attempt to find the North-West passage was mostly pig-headed, illogical and showed a failure to learn from the native people about how to cope with life in the Arctic. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Among Amundsen's headline accomplishments were that he was the first European to sail the Northwest Passage, the first person to see the North Pole, and the first human to reach the South Pole. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. A natural explorer, Amundsen was also the first to successfully navigate the Northwest Passage, and reach the North Pole by flight. To me, these icy landscapes, the extreme cold, the constant battle for food, the constant battle to move things on low rations and energy is absolutely engrossing. Reviewed in the United States on December 4, 2019. Roald Amundsen. His award-winning books, including Scurvy and Madness, Betrayal, and the Lash, have led to a reputation as "Canada's Simon Winchester." The Roald Amundsen Anthology book. The Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station, operated by the United States Antarctic Program, was jointly named in honour of Amundsen and his rival. The South Pole remains a classic chronicle of exploration and adventure for its detail, descriptions and thoroughness. $10.48. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. A biography of Polar explorer, Roald Amundsen, this title uncovers the life of the determined, pugnacious pioneer, using accounts from his diaries and own books. Roland Huntford. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. --This text refers to … ), Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 13, 2013. It explores the drama, humour, and adventure of Amundsen's life, and reveals the character of this man who was prepared to … A Well-Rounded Portrayal of The Last Viking, Reviewed in the United States on March 4, 2013, I've enjoyed some classics in this genre such as, (which is a lessor known but great account of life in the Arctic). The Last Place on Earth. Amundsen used prepared navigation sheets that simplified the calculations for his team when they were tired and cold. Amundsen was the first to discover the North and South Poles and he did it in a short twenty years. Da Capo Press; Illustrated edition (October 22, 2013), Roam the planet with The New York Times literary adventurers. Read 50 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This at least could have been easily solved, by providing a timeline at the back of the book, and some detailed annotated maps at the start of each section. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. This book is an analytical account of how Roald Amundsen used sledge dogs to discover the South Pole in 1911, and is the first to name and identify all 116 Polar dogs who were part of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition of 1910–1912. Emissions are cut by sailing with electrical propulsion. However, Amundsen was always primus inter pares and went to great lengths to ensure he was in sole command and control and that his word was law. Amundsen has written a good, high-level account of his life's work exploring the world's polar regions. Reissued here is the 1912 English translation of Amundsen's two-volume account of how this extraordinary and perilous feat was achieved. You will learn how Catherine bided her time & amassed the necessary political and military support to overthrow the heir to the Romanov dynasty. Scott died in Antarctica because of his poor planning, but also, the author argues, because he carried the weight of the British Empire on his shoulders. However, he did his best, given this and the fact that a biography of a man so deliberately private and devious made it hard to dig out anything much of personal interest. Hybrid technology, combined with the advanced construction of the hull and effective use of electricity on board will reduce fuel consumption and CO2-emissions on the ships by 20 percent. Roald Amundsen Approximate Bird's-eye View, Drawn from the First Telegraphic Account Reproduced by permission of the Daily Chronicle The Opening of Roald Amundsen's Manuscript Helmer Hanssen, Ice Pilot, a Member of the Polar Party The "Fram's" Pigsty The Pig's Toilet Hoisting the Flag A Patient Some Members of the Expedition Sverre Hassel Oscar Wisting In the North-east Trades In the Rigging Taking … Named by many organizations as one of the best books of 2012, “The Last Viking” is deeply researched, thoughtful, informative, entertaining, and often exciting. Paperback. This book depicts the exploration of the North and South poles by a Norwegian explorer called Roald Amundsen. Please try again. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. 4.3 out of 5 stars 245. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. We learn a great deal about his final trip, a joint effort with the Italians in a dirigible from Spitzbergen across the North Pole to Alaska. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. It explores the drama, humour, and adventure of Amundsen's life, and reveals the character of … London and Sydney: Pan Books. The text pages are clean and bright. Having just returned from Arctic Norway and been reminded of Amundsen's National Hero status (carvings of him in ice hotel, etc) I realised I'd never read a biography of him separate from the Scott controversy/rivalry so carefully nurtured over the years. I urge you to read this book to set the record straight. On 14 December 1911, Roald Amundsen (1872–1928) and his Norwegian team became the first humans to reach the South Pole, a month before their ill-fated British rivals under the leadership of Robert Falcon Scott. The Last Viking: The Life of Roald Amundsen (A Merloyd Lawrence Book), Paperback – Illustrated, October 22, 2013. Learn more about the program. This is a first hand account of the first successful expedition to the South Pole, written by the leader Roald Amundsen. The South Pole is a book by Roald Amundsen and it represents an interesting first-hand account of the Norwegian expedition's successful attempt to reach the South Pole in 1911. Truly, this man was one of the greatest explorers in history. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Bown wrote clearly and lucidly about his background ; like Scott, from a middle class mercantile family, but unlike Scott's family a richer and more successful one; Amundsen was privately educated, well off, and initially self-funding. Seine Reisen in die Arktis und Antarktis brachten der Wissenschaft große Erkenntnisse, immerhin war er der erste, der die Nordwestpassage durchfuhr und sowohl den geografischen Nord- sowie auch Südpol erreichte. This book is an analytical account of how Roald Amundsen used sledge dogs to discover the South Pole in 1911, and is the first to name and identify all 116 Polar dogs who were part of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition of 1910–1912. At last we got away on October 19. This superb edition of The South Pole contains all the original and essential photographs, charts, maps and appendices from the Amundsen expedition. 100 Trips Around the World, The Worst Journey in the World (Penguin Classics), Catherine The Great: Last Empress Of Russia. MS Roald Amundsen is the first hybrid ship to join the Hurtigruten fleet. Book Excerpt. Fantastic hero from the last times of Earth exploration, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 7, 2015, Fascinating story of an intriguing man. "The Last Viking" also delves into the relationship between exploration and nationalism, and in discussing Amundsen's famous "race to the pole" with Scott (which wasn't a race at all), points out that Amundsen succeeded partly because of his admiration for and willingness to learn from native arctic cultures like the Inuit, while Scott, as an English gentleman, thought he could learn nothing from native peoples. Roald Amundsen Monument is open: Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59; Buy tickets in advance on Tripadvisor. B. Four out of his team of five were qualified navigators. This book is the account of Roald Amundsen during his successful attempt to navigate his tiny ship, the Gjoa, through rain, snow, wind and waves from Norway to Alaska. British novelist Roald Dahl was named after Amundsen, as was Nobel Prize laureate Roald Hoffmann. Norwegian critics … Viking Sagas: The Captivating Tale of Ragnar Lothbrok, Ivar the Boneless, Lagertha,... “A compelling and enjoyable introduction to the man and his adventures. Roald Amundsen was the greatest explorer of his time and, his biographer convincingly argues, possibly of any time. The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the Fram, 1910-1912 by Roald Amundsen and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at AbeBooks.com. Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. Paperback. Please try again. Between December 1911 and January 1912, both Roald Amundsen (leading his South Pole expedition) and Robert Falcon Scott (leading the Terra Nova Expedition) reached the South Pole within five weeks of each other. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. See all books authored by Roald Amundsen, including The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the 'Fram', 1910-1912, and My Life as an Explorer, and more on ThriftBooks.com. The respective titles introduce major personalities from the worlds of art and literature, science and … The new Amundsen film has been greatly anticipated, but critics were not impressed. Owing to Amundsen's numerous significant accomplishments in polar exploration, many places in both the Arctic and Antarctic are named after him. The ocean voyage is very interesting, but of particular interest is his description of the Eskimos and their culture. With that knowledge, he successfully accomplished his goal of later reaching the South Pole. He sent a telegram stating simply: "BEG TO INFORM YOU FRAM … ", Reviewed in the United States on November 30, 2015. NORWEGIAN HERITAGE is a series of books about our most important and best-known national icons. I got interested in Amundsen (and the North West passage) after visiting the Polar Fram museum in Oslo in July of this year. Roald Amundsen's Belgica Diary. Amazing Norwegian cruise deals you won't want to miss. Please try your request again later. Start reading it today. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Back. This will prevent Roald from sending you messages, friend request or from viewing your profile. I felt that statements the author made about his subject (towards whom, like most biographers, he becomes partial and emotionally entangled) were not born out by the subsequent stated facts. MS Roald Amundsen is the first of two hybrid ships Hurtigruten will add to its fleet over the next few years. South Pole book. Aune is the main dining room. Roald Amundsen The airship Norge floating above Spitsbergen in 1926 before Roald Amundsen's expedition to the North Pole. Born in Borge, Ostfold, Norway, Roald Amundsen is said by many to be the greatest Polar explorer of the 20th century. The author was very good on Amundsen's approach to a career as a polar explorer, covering his methods, relentlessly single minded self training and the really astonishing amount of detailed planning and organisation he put into his expeditions, particularly his controversial South Polar one. Roald Amundsen remains one of Norway’s greatest heroes, a polar explorer who brought pride and fame to a newly independent country at the turn of the 20th century. 4.5 out of 5 stars 162. Comments on discussion boards from them will be hidden by default. A biography of Polar explorer, Roald Amundsen, this title uncovers the life of the determined, pugnacious pioneer, using accounts from his diaries and own books. Amundsen successfully captures both the moments of excitement … Amundsen was also the first man known to travel the Northwest Passage Life. The Norwegian press called him "The Last Viking. Roald Amundsen embodied the very best traits of an adventurer: dreamer, pragmatic, dogged determination, ... Roald Amundsen. Roald Amundsen was a Norwegian explorer who focused on the poles. The book traces the dogs from their origins in Greenland to Antarctica and beyond, and presents the author's findings regarding which of the dogs actually … Unable to add item to List. Looking for books by Roald Amundsen? The Last Viking is a well-crafted work on both the life and achievements of Roald Amundsen, one of history's greatest explorers. A new film about him premiered nationwide in Norway on Friday, but got off to rather poor start. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Or get 4-5 business-day shipping on this item for $5.99 Born in Borge, Ostfold, Norway, Roald Amundsen is said by many to be the greatest Polar explorer of the 20th century. The author gives us a good insight into the total life of Amundsen beyond just his exploration epics. The Last Viking is a well-crafted work on both the life and achievements of Roald Amundsen, one of history's greatest explorers. 8vo. He also provides a good look into the psychological and emotional stress that these determined individuals experienced during their adventures. The fascinating accounts of Amundsen’s … This is Amundsen's last book, and signed copies are extremely hard to find. Restaurants near Roald Amundsen´s Home: (0.28 mi) Svartskog kolonial (2.83 mi) Gamle Tarnhuset Restaurant (8.49 mi) Roti Shop Oslo (9.03 mi) San Francisco Bread Bowl (8.53 mi) Statholdergaarden; View all restaurants near Roald Amundsen´s Home on Tripadvisor $ On 14 December 1911, the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his team became the first human beings to reach the South Pole, just over a month before Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova expedition. Amundsen, Umberto Nobile (the pilot and designer of the airship), and Lincoln Ellsworth flew from Spitsbergen to Alaska, becoming the first people to … Paperback. 5 offers from £12.66. The South Pole: Complete and Unabridged with Illustrations, Charts, Maps and Appendices Roald Amundsen. Amundsen, Roald; First published in 1912 by John Murray, London. Paperback. Reviewed in the United States on February 2, 2013. Under Captain Roald Amundsen’s direction, the crew began constructing Framheim (“home of the Fram”) by digging rooms out of ice, raising tents, and creating storehouses of fuel and food. The South Pole By Roald Amundsen This book chronicles the epic journey of Roald Amundsen and his team of hand-picked sailors, from the moment the journey was conceived to the triumphant conclusion and acclaim. Error rating book. The ocean voyage is very interesting, but of particular interest is his description of the Eskimos and their culture. Book Description. It was the Terra Nova, belonging to an English group that was racing the Fram expedition to the South Pole. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. PHOTO: Kulturmeglerne. Amundsen’s books included The South Pole (1912) and, with Ellsworth, First Crossing of the Polar Sea (1927). Roald Amundsen has three restaurants, each designed to have its own personality and each reflecting an aspect of Norwegian expedition heritage. In early February, another ship cruised into the bay. Any individual that conquers not one, nor two but three prestigious geographical prizes is truly an extraordinary individual and that is how he is portrayed. . Roald Dahl book, with "The" WELSH : Like Roald Dahl, by birth: SOUTH POLE: Roald Amundsen's 1911 destination: VERUCA SALT: Band named for a bratty girl in Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" GIANT: Roald Dahl's "James and the ___ Peach" FANTASTIC MR FOX: 2009 Clooney/Streep film based on a Roald Dahl book: CHOCOLATE: Roald Dahl favourite, Charlie And … pp. Brand new Book. Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Roald Amundsen books online. It was interesting to note that although he paid lip service to scientific research being part of his expeditions for fund raising purposes, he actually despised the science element and whenever possible dispensed with scientists and their multifarious equipment. Amundsen’s books included The South Pole (1912) and, with Ellsworth, First Crossing of the Polar Sea (1927). First collected or memorial edition (Minneutgaven) in 35 original parts. An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the ''Fram,'' 1910-1912. Roald Amundsen has 873 books on Goodreads. His first great success was his trip on the Goja through the Northwest passage. Find and plan your next MS Roald Amundsen cruise to Antarctica on Cruise Critic. Previous page of related Sponsored Products. As I sit on my sofa, watching daytime TV and reading a book, these men seem totally crazy and heroic. 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