Aristotle discovered Antarctica nearly 2,500 years ago, though no one set foot on the continent until the 1800s. Exploration went into high gear several decades later during the Heroic Age. The peak came in 1911 when Norwegian Roald Amundsen reached the Pole, followed soon afterward by the tragic deaths of Englishman Robert Scott and four companions.

 

  • Publisher: Zaner-Bloser
  • Series: Levels
  • Year Published: 2008
  • Age Level: 8-13
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