No Man’s Land

In 1911, Roald Amundsen became the first person to reach the South Pole on the Antarctic continent. Since then explorers have traveled by ship, dog sled, and even on skis into a terrain so cold it contains nine times as much ice as the rest of the world combined. Today this frozen frontier continues to be explored as a potentially valuable resource for fresh water and coal for the future.

A good introduction to the history of Antarctic exploration for younger children. Teenager and adults, however, would be better served by going to The Ends of the Earth, which covers the North Polar region as well.

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