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Huntford, Roland 1927-

Works: 64 works in 409 publications in 13 languages and 7,568 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Slides  History  Pictorial works  Drama  Television programs  Fiction  Television mini-series  Diaries  Alternative histories (Fiction) 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: G875.S35, 919.8904
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Roland Huntford
Most widely held works by Roland Huntford
Shackleton by Roland Huntford( Book )

36 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography of Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton is a story of epic endurance and courage and also of tragic ineptitude, hardship, bitter rivalries, betrayal, and ultimately fatal disappointment
Race for the South Pole : the expedition diaries of Scott and Amundsen by Roland Huntford( )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,281 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
The new totalitarians by Roland Huntford( Book )

75 editions published between 1971 and 1980 in 8 languages and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the Social Democratic government of Sweden
The last place on earth by Roland Huntford( Book )

35 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and Portuguese and held by 938 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
Scott and Amundsen by Roland Huntford( Book )

66 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 852 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 )

13 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Danish and held by 659 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
Two planks and a passion : the dramatic history of skiing by Roland Huntford( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 434 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
Nansen : the explorer as hero by Roland Huntford( Book )

26 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 413 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
The Shackleton voyages by Roland Huntford( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

"A novel about Columbus' young manhood, which carries him to middle age and the successful end of his six-year appeal to Isabella for three ships to cross the Atlantic. Once afloat, the tale catches a lively wind. At an early age he became adept at hiding his feelings; young Christopher had to keep to himself the fantastic stories of Terra Nova told him by Ion Scolvessen, a Norwegian who had crossed the North Atlantic in a Viking ship and whose people had had commerce with the Indians of Vinland for over 500 years. Eventually, Columbus is hired to do some mapmaking for a cartographic studio, looks up Scolvessen, and sails with him to the Norse community in Terra Nova. Scolvessen is a moody, wittily sardonic mariner drawn with a certain sophistication. Christopher spends nearly a year in Terra Nova disguised as a Franciscan monk, sires an Indian child, and at last returns to Europe to outfit the return expedition. Huntford revives the old hypothesis of Columbus' preview of the New World and provides intrigue, adventure, devirgination-- all enjoyable."--Kirkus
Die Amundsen-Photographien Expeditionen ins ewige Eis by Roald Amundsen( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in German and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 33 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 last place on earth by Roland Huntford( Recording )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scott und Amundsen dramat. Kampf um d. Südpol by Roland Huntford( Book )

2 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sayings of Henrik Ibsen by Henrik Ibsen( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Last place on earth( Visual )

4 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 23 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
Fridtjof Nansen and the unmixing of Greeks and Turks in 1924 by Roland Huntford( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in Norwegian and Norwegian and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografi, der viser Fridtjof Nansen som polarforsker, samfundsmenneske og privatperson
Amundsen's poolexpedities in foto's : verslag van zijn poolreizen met recent ontdekte authentieke foto's by Roland Huntford( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in Dutch and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Door middel van handgekleurde foto's, dagboekfragmenten en beschrijvingen wordt een beeld geboden van de poolreizen die de Noorse ontdekkingsreiziger Roald Amundsen (1872-1928) in het begin van deze eeuw maakte
Expéditions d'Amundsen. Photographies retrouvées by Roald Amundsen( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Two planks and a passion : the dramatic history of skiing
Race for the South Pole : the expedition diaries of Scott and AmundsenThe last place on earthScott and AmundsenTwo planks and a passion : the dramatic history of skiingNansen : the explorer as heroThe Shackleton voyagesScott and Amundsen : their race to the South PoleThe last place on earthThe sayings of Henrik Ibsen
Alternative Names
Roland Huntford britischer Polarhistoriker, Journalist und Autor

Roland Huntford Brits journalist

Roland Huntford correspondant de "The Observer" en Scandinavie

Roland Huntford en brittisk journalist, historiker och författare

Roland Huntford escriptor britànic

Roland Huntford escritor británico

Roland Huntford scrittore britannico

Roland Huntford shkrimtar britanik

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헌트포드, 롤랜드 1927-