Ed Larson speaks on "An Empire of Ice" at Bowers Museum
November 7, 2017 -- Professor Edward J. Larson spoke about his book, "An Empire of Ice: Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science," as part of "An Antarctic Panel" at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California. The museum is currently featuring photographs and other artifacts of Sir Ernest Shackleton's survival in Antarctica.
About "An Empire of Ice: Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science":
Published to coincide with the centenary of the first expeditions to reach the South Pole, An Empire of Ice presents a fascinating new take on Antarctic exploration. Retold with added information, it's the first book to place the famed voyages of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, his British rivals Robert Scott and Ernest Shackleton, and others in a larger scientific, social, and geopolitical context.
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