Wake County Public Libraries will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. We will reopen for regular hours on Tuesday, May 28.

South with the Sun: Roald Amundsen, His Polar Explorations, and the Quest for Discovery
(Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Author:
Status:
Available from OverDrive
More Details
Published:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011
Format:
Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read
Street Date:
09/13/2011
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780307700490
ASIN:
B004J4XG8G
Also in This Series
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection21
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Lynne Cox. (2011). South with the Sun: Roald Amundsen, His Polar Explorations, and the Quest for Discovery. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Lynne Cox. 2011. South With the Sun: Roald Amundsen, His Polar Explorations, and the Quest for Discovery. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Lynne Cox, South With the Sun: Roald Amundsen, His Polar Explorations, and the Quest for Discovery. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2011.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Lynne Cox. South With the Sun: Roald Amundsen, His Polar Explorations, and the Quest for Discovery. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2011. Web.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
3f81a994-a1a4-6aa6-3ebd-b97c3080c414
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Apr 23, 2014 15:50:42
Date Updated:
May 25, 2019 07:32:00
Last Metadata Check:
May 25, 2019 08:23:32
Last Metadata Change:
Feb 11, 2019 19:29:18
Last Availability Check:
May 25, 2019 08:23:32
Last Availability Change:
May 22, 2019 13:54:48

OverDrive Product Record

images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0111-1/{E5BC7328-54EF-4B14-8E57-FC67A2712631}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0111-1/{E5BC7328-54EF-4B14-8E57-FC67A2712631}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0111-1/E5B/C73/28/{E5BC7328-54EF-4B14-8E57-FC67A2712631}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0111-1/E5B/C73/28/{E5BC7328-54EF-4B14-8E57-FC67A2712631}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780307700490
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 201805
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B004J4XG8G
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 201805
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780307700490
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 201805
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
otherFormatIdentifiers
      • type: ISBN
      • value: 0307593401
mediaType
eBook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: Lynne Cox
title
South with the Sun
dateAdded
2012-01-23T16:25:34.767-05:00
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=426&titleID=543729
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: Wake County Public Libraries (NC)
          • id: 1893
sortTitle
South with the Sun Roald Amundsen His Polar Explorations and the Quest for Discovery
crossRefId
543729
subtitle
Roald Amundsen, His Polar Explorations, and the Quest for Discovery
id
e5bc7328-54ef-4b14-8e57-fc67a2712631
starRating
2.8

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
formats
      • fileName: SouthwiththeSunRoaldAmundsenHisPolarE9780307700490
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 8502797
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780307700490
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 201805
      • rights:
            • type: Copying
            • value: 0
            • type: Printing
            • value: 0
            • type: Lending
            • value: 0
            • type: ReadAloud
            • value: 0
            • type: ExpirationRights
            • value: 0
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • onSaleDate: 09/13/2011
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-epub-adobe
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-410/0111-1/E5B/C73/28/SouthwiththeSunRoaldAmundsenHisPolarE9780307700490.epub
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=E5BC7328-54EF-4B14-8E57-FC67A2712631&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: SouthwiththeSunRoaldAmundsenHisPolarE9780307700490
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B004J4XG8G
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 201805
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • onSaleDate: 09/13/2011
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-epub-adobe
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-410/0111-1/E5B/C73/28/SouthwiththeSunRoaldAmundsenHisPolarE9780307700490.epub
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=E5BC7328-54EF-4B14-8E57-FC67A2712631&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: SouthwiththeSunRoaldAmundsenHisPolarE9780307700490
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780307700490
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 201805
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 09/13/2011
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-epub-adobe
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-410/0111-1/E5B/C73/28/SouthwiththeSunRoaldAmundsenHisPolarE9780307700490.epub
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=E5BC7328-54EF-4B14-8E57-FC67A2712631&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
keywords
      • value: Animals
      • value: Biography
      • value: War
      • value: Shackleton
      • value: Mountaineering
      • value: Historical
      • value: explorers
      • value: sport
      • value: culture
      • value: Everest
      • value: Nature
      • value: arctic
      • value: autobiographies
      • value: american history
      • value: classic
      • value: swimming
      • value: Autobiography
      • value: Adventure
      • value: WWII
      • value: true story
      • value: climbing
      • value: Horses
      • value: Antarctica
      • value: Travel
      • value: sports
      • value: biographies
      • value: survival
      • value: sailing
      • value: History
      • value: Ocean
      • value: polar
      • value: True stories
      • value: Bucket list
      • value: sports book
      • value: travel books
      • value: travel book
      • value: adventure books
      • value: sports books
      • value: biographies of famous people
      • value: swimming books
      • value: travel gifts
      • value: traveling books
      • value: sport books
      • value: antarctica books
      • value: gifts for swimmers
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Cox, Lynne
      • bioText:

        Lynne Cox has set records all over the world for open-water swimming. She is the author of Swimming to Antarctica and Grayson and lives in Los Alamitos, California.

      • name: Lynne Cox
imprint
Knopf
publishDate
2011-09-13T00:00:00-04:00
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
South with the Sun
fullDescription
Roald Amundsen, "the last of the Vikings," left his mark on the Heroic Era as one of the most successful polar explorers ever.
A powerfully built man more than six feet tall, Amundsen's career of adventure began at the age of fifteen (he was born in Norway in 1872 to a family of merchant sea captains and rich ship owners); twenty-five years later he was the first man to reach both the North and South Poles.
Lynne Cox, adventurer and swimmer, author of Swimming to Antarctica ("gripping" —Sports Illustrated) and Grayson ("wondrous, and unforgettable" —Carl Hiaasen), gives us in South with the Sun a full-scale account of the explorer's life and expeditions.
We see Amundsen, in 1903-06, the first to travel the Northwest Passage between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, in his small ship Gjøa, a seventy-foot refitted former herring boat powered by sails and a thirteen-horsepower engine, making his way through the entire length of the treacherous ice bound route, between the northern Canadian mainland and Canada's Arctic islands, from Greenland across Baffin Bay, between the Canadian islands, across the top of Alaska into the Bering Strait. The dangerous journey took three years to complete, as Amundsen, his crew, and six sled dogs waited while the frozen sea around them thawed sufficiently to allow for navigation.
We see him journey toward the North Pole in Fridtjof Nansen's famous Fram, until word reached his expedition party of Robert Peary's successful arrival at the North Pole. Amundsen then set out on a secret expedition to the Antarctic, and we follow him through his heroic capture of the South Pole.
Cox makes clear why Amundsen succeeded in his quests where other adventurer-explorers failed, and how his methodical preparation and willingness to take calculated risks revealed both the spirit of the man and the way to complete one triumphant journey after another.
Crucial to Amundsen's success in reaching the South Pole was his use of carefully selected sled dogs. Amundsen's canine crew members—he called them "our children"—had been superbly equipped by centuries of natural selection for survival in the Arctic. "The dogs," he wrote, "are the most important thing for us. The whole outcome of the expedition depends on them." On December 14, 1911, Roald Amundsen and four others, 102 days and more than 1,880 miles later, stood at the South Pole, a full month before Robert Scott.
Lynne Cox describes reading about Amundsen as a young girl and how because of his exploits was inspired to follow her dreams. We see how she unwittingly set out in Amundsen's path, swimming in open waters off Antarctica, then Greenland (always without a wetsuit), first as a challenge to her own abilities and then later as a way to understand Amundsen's life and the lessons learned from his vision, imagination, and daring.

South with the Sun
—inspiring, wondrous, and true—is a bold adventure story of bold ambitious dreams.
From the Hardcover edition.
popularity
58
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/L1BLQAAAA2a/products/e5bc7328-54ef-4b14-8e57-fc67a2712631/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
e5bc7328-54ef-4b14-8e57-fc67a2712631
starRating
2.8
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0111-1/{E5BC7328-54EF-4B14-8E57-FC67A2712631}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0111-1/{E5BC7328-54EF-4B14-8E57-FC67A2712631}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0111-1/E5B/C73/28/{E5BC7328-54EF-4B14-8E57-FC67A2712631}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0111-1/E5B/C73/28/{E5BC7328-54EF-4B14-8E57-FC67A2712631}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
subjects
      • value: Biography & Autobiography
      • value: Sports & Recreations
      • value: Travel
      • value: Nonfiction
publishDateText
09/13/2011
otherFormatIdentifiers
      • type: ISBN
      • value: 0307593401
mediaType
eBook
shortDescription

Roald Amundsen, "the last of the Vikings," left his mark on the Heroic Era as one of the most successful polar explorers ever.

A powerfully built man more than six feet tall, Amundsen's career of adventure began at the age of fifteen (he was born in Norway in 1872 to a family of merchant sea captains and rich ship owners); twenty-five years later he was the first man to reach both the North and South Poles.

Lynne Cox, adventurer and swimmer, author of Swimming to Antarctica ("gripping" --Sports Illustrated) and Grayson ("wondrous, and unforgettable" --Carl Hiaasen), gives us in South with the Sun a full-scale account of the explorer's life and expeditions.

We see Amundsen, in 1903-06, the first to travel the Northwest Passage between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, in his small ship Gjøa, a seventy-foot refitted former herring boat powered by sails and a thirteen-horsepower engine, making his way through the...

sortTitle
South with the Sun Roald Amundsen His Polar Explorations and the Quest for Discovery
crossRefId
543729
subtitle
Roald Amundsen, His Polar Explorations, and the Quest for Discovery
publisher
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Formats
Adobe EPUB eBook
Works on all eReaders (except Kindles), desktop computers and mobile devices with with reading apps installed.
Kindle Book
Works on Kindles and devices with a Kindle app installed.
Need Help?
If you are having problem using our eCollection, please visit our support center.