[Pontig] has given us a fascinating narrative of fortitude and achievement and a mass of information about the Antarctic that is otherwise unobtainable…. One of the most entertaining and instructive of books. (The New York Times
Mr. Pontig's book must be considered to have a very important place in the literature of the Antarctic. (The Boston Transcript
About the Author
Herbert G. Ponting (1870-1935) was a world traveler, pioneering photographer, and lecturer. Roland Huntford is author of Shackleton
, The Last Place on Earth
, and Nansen
. He lives in Cambridge, England.