The Last Expedition

The Last Expedition

by R. F. Scott
     
 

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Includes the British Antarctic track chart and Ponting's glass plate negatives of the photographs that he took while on the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-13

Captain Scott's gripping account of his expedition to the South Pole in 1910-12 tell of a journey that was meant to be a voyage of scientific discovery and a heroic exploration of the last

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Includes the British Antarctic track chart and Ponting's glass plate negatives of the photographs that he took while on the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-13

Captain Scott's gripping account of his expedition to the South Pole in 1910-12 tell of a journey that was meant to be a voyage of scientific discovery and a heroic exploration of the last unconquered wilderness. Scott's expedition, carried in the Terra Nova, pitted him and his team not only against the elements but also against the Norwegian explorer Amundsen. Ultimately, Scott was beaten by both. The journals are full of incident and drama, courage and endurance, hope and bitter disappointment. These journals were found, along with Scott's body, several months after his death and just 11 miles from base camp and safety.

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"The stuff of legend, but what stands out is Scott's skill as a writer."  —Guardian

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780099561385
Publisher:
Random House UK
Publication date:
04/01/2013
Series:
Vintage Classics Series
Pages:
502
Sales rank:
1,264,875
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

R. F. Scott (1868–1912) was a British explorer who led two expeditions to the South Pole. Ranulph Fiennes is an elite soldier, athlete, mountaineer, and renowned explorer, and the author of 19 books of both fiction and nonfiction, including Killer Elite and Race to the Pole.

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