Scott Of The Antarctic

Author: Elspeth Joscelin Grant Huxley
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
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After Robert Peary claimed to have reached the North Pole in 1909, polar explorers looked toward the South. Robert Falcon Scott, whose 1901?1904 expedition into Antarctica's frozen shoulder had made him a celebrity in England, began plans to return. In June1910 the Terra Nova sailed toward the earth's underbelly. When Scott'søparty reached the South Pole on January 17,1912, after severe hardships, they discovered that the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen had beat them to it a month before. Demoralized, frozen, exhausted, and starved, they started to retrace their painful steps over the ice but were forced to stop only eleven miles from a supply depot. By a supreme act of will, the captain managed to write his last letters, which were found with the bodies in November. Elspeth Huxley draws on those letters and diaries in her luminous biography. It reaches back to Scott's first voyage to the Antarctic, introduces the charming sculptor he married in middle age after a whirlwind of self-doubt, and builds up to the last expedition?a marvel of teamwork?that will always be remembered for the nobility shown by men facing death. The story of Robert Falcon Scott is all the more interesting because he was a complex, self-questioning man whose conquest of the self was "a feat perhaps more admirable than the conquest of the Pole."

Scott Of The Antarctic

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Biography of Captain Robert Falcon Scott, the first Englishman to reach the South Pole.

Scott Of The Antarctic

Author: David Crane
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 9781400031412
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An illuminating biography of Robert Falcon Scott draws on the explorer's own diaries and letters, as well as firsthand observations by participants in the Antarctic expeditions, to reassess Scott's life and scientific contributions, provide fresh perspectives on his journeys, and examine the challenges he faced in his personal life. Reprint.

Scott Of The Antarctic

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Scott Of The Antarctic And Cardiff

Author: Anthony M. Johnson
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Scott Of The Antarctic

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The Last Great Quest

Author: Max Jones
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192805706
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The story of Captain Scott's last Antarctic expedition is one of the greatest adventure stories ever told. Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Lieutenant Henry Bowers, Petty Officer Edgar Evans, Captain Lawrence Oates, and Dr Edward Wilson all died on the return trek from the South Pole, starved and frozen, only eleven miles from a supply camp. In November 1912, a rescue party discovered their last letters and diaries, which told a story of bravery, hardship, and self-sacrifice that shocked the world. Recent decades have seen controversy rage over whether Scott was the last of a line of great Victorian explorers, intent on discovering uncharted lands, or a hopeless incompetent driven by personal ambition. Rejecting the stereotypes, Max Jones reveals a complex figure, a product of the passions and preoccupations of an imperial age. He also shows how heroes are made and manipulated, through a close examination of the unprecedented outpouring of public grief at the news of the death of Scott.

With Scott In The Antarctic

Author: Herbert Ponting
Editor: Amberley Pub Plc
ISBN: 9781445635842
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Amberley's new series of Eyewitness Accounts bring history, warfare, disaster, travel and exploration to life, written by the people who could say 'I was there!'

Captain Scott And The Antarctic Tragedy

Author: Peter Ludwig Brent
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Fully illustrated account of the life of Scott and his expedition and death in Antarctica in 1912.

The Coldest March

Author: Susan Solomon
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300099218
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Details the expedition of Robert Falcon Scott and his British team to the South Pole in 1912.

Scott Of The Antarctic

Author: Evelyn Dowdeswell
Editor: Capstone Classroom
ISBN: 1432968912
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Examines Antarctica and Robert Scott's epic expedition to the South Pole.

A First Rate Tragedy

Author: Diana Preston
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780330812
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On November 12, 1912, a rescue team trekking across Antarctica's Great Ice Barrier finally found what they sought - the snow-covered tent of the British explorer Robert Falcon Scott. Inside, they made a grim discovery: Scott's frozen body lay between the bodies of two fellow explorers. They had died just eleven miles from the depot of supplies which might have saved them. Why did Scott's meticulously laid plans finally end in disaster, while his rival, Norwegian Roald Amundsen, returned safely home with his crew after attaining the Pole only days before the British team? In a newly revised and updated version of her original book, Diana Preston, returns to Antarctica and explores why Scott's carefully planned expedition failed, ending in tragedy.

The Great White South With Scott In The Antarctic Braille

Author: Herbert G. Ponting
Editor: Sanford Press
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This classic book contains Ponting's well-written and witty account of Captain Scott's final Antarctic expedition of 1910-12. Fully detailed and with many of Ponting's own photographs, this moving account will make an excellent addition to the bookshelf of any admirer of Captain Scott, or anyone with an interest in travel and adventure. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Scott Of The Antarctic A Study In Character

Author: George Seaver
Editor: Mackaye Press
ISBN: 9781447423744
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Robert Falcon Scott

Author: Source Wikipedia
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ISBN: 9781230762425
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 37. Chapters: Comparison of the Amundsen and Scott Expeditions, Controversies surrounding Robert Falcon Scott, Discovery Expedition, Discovery Hut, Kathleen Scott, Scott's Hut, Scott of the Antarctic (film), Scott Statue, Terra Nova Expedition, The Worst Journey in the World, The Worst Journey in the World (docudrama). Excerpt: The Terra Nova Expedition, officially the British Antarctic Expedition, was led by Robert Falcon Scott with the objective of being the first to reach the geographical South Pole. Scott and four companions attained the pole on 17 January 1912, where they found that a Norwegian team led by Roald Amundsen had preceded them by 33 days. Scott's entire party died on the return journey from the pole; some of their bodies, journals, and photographs were discovered by a search party eight months later. Scott was an experienced polar commander, having previously led the Discovery Expedition to the Antarctic in 1901-04. The Terra Nova Expedition, named after its supply ship, was a private venture, financed by public contributions augmented by a government grant. It had further backing from the Admiralty, which released experienced seamen to the expedition, and from the Royal Geographical Society. As well as its polar attempt, the expedition carried out a comprehensive scientific programme, and explored Victoria Land and the Western Mountains. An attempted landing and exploration of King Edward VII Land was unsuccessful. A journey to Cape Crozier in June and July 1911 was the first extended sledging journey in the depths of the Antarctic winter. For many years after his death, Scott's status as tragic hero was unchallenged, and few questions were asked about the causes of the disaster which overcame his polar party. In the final quarter of the 20th century the expedition came under closer scrutiny, and more...

Journals

Author: Robert Falcon Scott
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199536805
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Captain Scott's own account of his tragic race with Roald Amundsen for the South Pole thrilled the world in 1913. This new edition of his Journals publishes for the first time a complete list of the changes made to Scott's original text before publication.

Antarctica

Author: Jonathan Scott
Editor: Harpercollins Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780007183456
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Weaving together the discovery stories of explorers such as Cook, Shackleton, Scott, and Amundsen, with the ecological stories of whaling and sealing, fishing and climate change, man's impact on this magnificent continent is revealed. For such an austere, frozen, and inhospitable environment, Antarctica is in fact a surprisingly fragile Eden.

Under Scott S Command

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Scott Of The Antarctic

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With Scott In The Antarctic

Author: Isobel E Williams
Editor: The History Press
ISBN: 0752473522
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Edward Wilson (1872-1912) accompanied Robert Falcon Scott on both his celebrated Antarctic voyages: the Discovery Expedition of 1901-1914 and the Terra Nova Expedition of 1910-1913. Wilson served as Junior Surgeon and Zoologist on Discovery and, on this expedition, with Scott and Ernest Shackleton he set a new Furthest South on 30 December 1902. he was Chief of Scientific Staff on the Terra Nova Expedition and reached the South Pole with Scott, Lawrence Oates, Henry Robertson Bowers and Edgar Evans on 18 january 1912, arriving there four weeks after the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen. Wilson and his four companions died on the return journey. Trained as a physician, Wilson was also a skilled artist. His drawings and paintings lavishly illustrated both expeditions. He was the last major exploration artist; technological developments in the filed of photography were soon to make cameras practical as a way of recording journeys into the unknown. This biography, the first full account of the Antarctic hero, traces his life from childhood to his tragic death.