Pilgrims on the Ice: Robert Falcon Scott's First Antarctic Expedition

Pilgrims on the Ice: Robert Falcon Scott's First Antarctic Expedition

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by T. H. Baughman
     
 

Robert Falcon Scott’s 1901–4 expedition to the Antarctic was a landmark event in the history of Antarctic exploration and created a sensation comparable to the Arctic efforts of the American Robert E. Peary. Scott’s initial expedition was also the first step toward the dramatic race to the South Pole in 1912 that resulted in the tragic deaths of… See more details below

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Robert Falcon Scott’s 1901–4 expedition to the Antarctic was a landmark event in the history of Antarctic exploration and created a sensation comparable to the Arctic efforts of the American Robert E. Peary. Scott’s initial expedition was also the first step toward the dramatic race to the South Pole in 1912 that resulted in the tragic deaths of Scott and his companions. Since then Scott’s reputation has vacillated between two extremes: Was he a martyred hero, the beau ideal of a brave and selfless explorer, or a bumbling fool whose mistakes killed him and his entire party? In this work, Antarctic historian T. H. Baughman goes beyond the personality of Scott to remove the first expedition from the shadow of the second, to study objectively its purpose, its composition, and its real accomplishments.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803216396
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
05/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 8.89(h) x 0.73(d)

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