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Le Pôle Suds: Histoire des voyages antarctiques


M. ROUCH was one of the officers of the Pourquoi Pas? in Dr. Charcot's second Antarctic expedition, and familiarity with the conditions of navigation and the privations of wintering in 'the Far South has given him a great advantage in dealing with the history of exploration in the South Polar regions. With the space at his disposal no one could have done better than M. Rouch in setting forth with equal detail all the outstanding Antarctic voyages from that of Cook in the Resolution to that of Shackleton in the Endurance. Except for a very few slips in the spelling of names (Thun instead of Chun on the Valdivia is the only serious one) the accuracy of the work is quite remarkable, and the facts regarding the various expeditions have obviously been selected from the original narratives.

Le Pôle Suds: Histoire des voyages antarctiques.

Par J. Rouch. Pp. 249. (Paris: Ernest Flammarion, 1921.) 7 francs net.

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