Very neat discussion of expeditions to the South Pole on NPR's Talk of the Nation program today. My favorite arctic explorer, Nansen, even gets a mention! Guests are Edward Larson, author of An Empire of Ice: Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science and David Wilson, author of The Lost Photographs of Captain Scott: Unseen Images from the Legendary Antarctic Expedition.One of the things that drew me to the Fram expedition was the variety of disciplines that these explorers made strides in: biology, geography, photography, even global warming! I'll definitely be checking these books out.
You can listen to the program here.