Scott, Amundsen and Science: A 100th Anniversary Retrospective on Antarctic Science


Wednesday, January 18 2012 - 7:00 pm, PST
Ed Larson
Pepperdine University

Marking the 100th anniversary of teams led by Roald Amundsen and Robert Scott reaching the South Pole, science historian Edward Larson will reexamine their so-called Race to the Pole in light of their objectives. Amundsen and his men focused exclusively on reaching the pole and succeeded brilliantly. Scott and his men had multiple objectives, which included conducting a broad array of scientific research by teams of researchers that fanned out across the region. Larson will retell the story of these expeditions in context and contrast it with the conventional wisdom about them.

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