The Polar Adventure : a new book on Charcot !
Jean-Baptiste Charcot in Antarctica Finally, for the first time, with this publication, Serge Kahn lets us discover the history of Jean-Baptiste Charcot’s Antarctic expeditions: that of 1903-1905 on board the French and that of 1908-1910 on board the Pourquoi-Pas? including original postal documents written by Charcot and his companions during these two pioneering missions of the heroic age of Antarctic exploration. Some rare pieces, unpublished by others, adorn this book and will arouse the curiosity of geographers, historians and polar travelers. Bilingual French / English book Format 24 x 32 cm – 272 pages Over 700 illustrations The author: Serge Kahn Former president of the Friends of Commander Charcot and of the Pourquoi-Pas?, Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society London, corresponding member of the Academy of Philately (France), member of the European Academy of Philately, of the Collectors Club (New York) , the Society of Postal Historians (United Kingdom), the International Association of Philatelic Journalists, the Geographical Society (France), the Society of French Explorers, and several polar philatelic associations in France and abroad, Serge Kahn has been passionate about activities in the polar regions for many years, and more particularly those involving France and French explorers. A few decades ago, it was through postal history that he discovered the reality of the polar world. The exploration and conquest of the poles fascinates him. When he left the business world, he devoted himself to this passion by bringing the memory of polar history to life for others through his books, articles, lectures and exhibitions. Serge Kahn has repeatedly followed in the footsteps of great explorers in Antarctica and East Greenland. He is the author of three books on Jean-Baptiste Charcot published by Glénat in 2006, 2008 and 2015.