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Huntford, Roland 1927-

Overview
Works: 54 works in 326 publications in 11 languages and 7,590 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Slides  History  Pictorial works  Drama  Fiction  Diaries  Television programs  Quotations  Television mini-series 
Roles: Author, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: G875.S35, 919.8904
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Most widely held works about Roland Huntford
 
Most widely held works by Roland Huntford
Shackleton by Roland Huntford( Book )

30 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of Ernest Shackleton, Antarctic explorer
The last place on earth by Roland Huntford( Book )

28 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and Portuguese and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the efforts of Scott, a British explorer, and Amundsen, a Norwegian, to be the first to reach the South Pole
The new totalitarians by Roland Huntford( Book )

66 editions published between 1971 and 1980 in 8 languages and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the Social Democratic government of Sweden
Scott and Amundsen by Roland Huntford( Book )

27 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the differences in the two men's approaches to the discovery of the South Pole. A eulogy of Roald Amundsen and a debunking of R.F. scott. Well researched, but unduly biased
The Amundsen photographs by Roald Amundsen( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and photographs cover three of Roald Amundsen's expeditions: The Northwest Passage Expedition 1903-06; The South Pole Expedition 1910-12; and The Maud Expedition 1918-23
Nansen : the explorer as hero by Roland Huntford( Book )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behind the great polar explorers of the early twentieth century?Amundsen, Shackleton, Scott in the South, and Peary in the North?looms the spirit of Fridtjof Nansen, the mentor of them all. He was the father of modern polar exploration, the last act of territorial discovery before the leap into space began. A restless, unquiet Faustian spirit, Nansen was a Renaissance Man born out of his time in Norway. He was an adventurer, an artist and historian, and a diplomat who had dealings with Lenin, Trotsky, and Stalin, and played a part in the Versailles Peace Conference
Race for the South Pole : the expedition diaries of Scott and Amundsen by Roland Huntford( Book )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Side by side, day by day, Huntford lets Scott and Amundsen speak for themselves, placing the diary entries of each (Scott's family had subtely edited the original). He includes superb original maps and photographs, and the never-before-translated diary of Amudsen's charismatic lead skier, Olav Bjaalund, which he translated, and an excellent introduction setting the scene. Scott, not surprisingly, pales compared to the easy competence of the Norwegians, who treated the whole thing, as Huntford explains, as a sporting contest
Two planks and a passion : the dramatic history of skiing by Roland Huntford( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Roland Huntford's history of the ski begins 20,000 years ago in the last ice age on the icy tundra of an unformed earth. Man is a travelling animal, and on these icy slopes siding began as a means of survival." "This is the story of how siding evolved into a modern recreation from a prehistoric struggle for survival, Huntford puts the history of skiing into its social and political contexts, illustrating its spread across the globe and importance in all facets of life. It is the first comprehensive history of skiing to make use of original Old Norse and Russian sources, as well as using ancient Greek, Roman, Chinese and Arabic works. Huntford draws on his vast knowledge of Scandinavian history and politics as well as his unique insight into polar exploration to produce the definitive history of the ski."--Jacket
The Shackleton voyages by Roland Huntford( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pictorial anthology of the extraordinary polar explorer and Edwardian hero, Ernest Shackleton
Sea of darkness by Roland Huntford( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scott and Amundsen : the last place on earth by Roland Huntford( Book )

20 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last place on earth by Roland Huntford( Recording )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fridtjof Nansen and the unmixing of Greeks and Turks in 1924 by Roland Huntford( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Norwegian and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Amundsen-Photographien : Expeditionen ins ewige Eis( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scott and Amundsen : their race to the South Pole by Roland Huntford( Recording )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A well-researched and intriguing profile of Scott and Amunsen's respective races to the North pole and the adventures and misfortunes that befell them
The sayings of Henrik Ibsen by Henrik Ibsen( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Last place on earth( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epic race to the South Pole between rival explorers Scott and Amundsen is one of the greatest adventure stories of the twentieth century. Their motives and methods were quite different, but their aim was the same-to plant their country's flag first
The expedition diaries of Scott and Amundsen by Roland Huntford( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1910, Robert Falcon Scott and Roald Amundsen set sail for Antarctica, each from his own starting point, and the epic race for the South Pole was on. 2010, marks the centenary of the last great race of terrestrial discovery. In this book, the author presents each man's account of the race to the South Pole in their own words
Expéditions d'Amundsen. Photographies retrouvées( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fridtjof Nansen : mennesket bak myten by Roland Huntford( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in Norwegian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografi, der viser Fridtjof Nansen som polarforsker, samfundsmenneske og privatperson
 
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Huntford, R.

Roland Huntford Brits journalist

Roland Huntford correspondant de "The Observer" en Scandinavie

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