The Worst Journey in the World

The Worst Journey in the World

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by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
     
 

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This Halcyon Classics ebook THE WORST JOURNEY IN THE WORLD documents the Terra Nova Expedition to Antarctica from 1910-1913. Written by Apsley Cherry-Garrard, one of the survivors of the expedition, the ill-fated journey to the South Pole was led by Sir Robert Falcon Scott. Scott and three companions reached the Pole in January 1912, only to find they had been

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This Halcyon Classics ebook THE WORST JOURNEY IN THE WORLD documents the Terra Nova Expedition to Antarctica from 1910-1913. Written by Apsley Cherry-Garrard, one of the survivors of the expedition, the ill-fated journey to the South Pole was led by Sir Robert Falcon Scott. Scott and three companions reached the Pole in January 1912, only to find they had been beaten to their objective by Norwegian Roald Amundsen by thirty-three days.

Scott and his three companions perished just eleven miles short of a supply depot on their return journey northward; their remains were discovered by Cherry-Garrard. Upon his return to England, Cherry-Garrard published his recollections as THE WORST JOURNEY IN THE WORLD

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012249685
Publisher:
Halcyon Press Ltd.
Publication date:
03/17/2011
Series:
Halcyon Classics , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
188,661
File size:
545 KB

Meet the Author

Apsley Cherry-Garrard (1886-1959) was a surviving member of the Terra Nova expedition to the South Pole in 1910-1913. One of the youngest members of the expedition at 24, Garrard was twice rejected before being accepted to the expedition (following a large financial gift) as an assistant biologist. His journals and memoirs form the basis for THE WORST JOURNEY IN THE WORLD.

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The Worst Journey in the World (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As one who has done field research in Antarctica, I can vouch for this classic in the field. Cheery-Gerard was the youngest member of the Scott's 2nd expedition. His narrative of his mid-winter travels to retrieve penguin eggs is awe inspiring. For those who would like a scientific inquiry into how weather was the critical element in the demise of Scott and his polar party, read Susan Solomon's 'The Coldest March.' Simply excellent.
Guest More than 1 year ago
OK. I haven't read it yet, I only just brought it home. To counter one of the very negative reviews I see here, however, allow me to tell you why I bought it. Because I just finished Paul Theroux's "Fresh Air Fiend" (I love Theroux's travel books), in which he described this as the adventure book which he reccomends to those who ask him, "What's the best adventure/travel book you have ever read."
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Great account of the Tera Nova Expedition! Sometimes the book is a tedious read since its a bit heavy on the details. Otherwise the men described are of an immensely admirable kind of inspiration. The things they were willing to do for science is incredible. There are some sagely words of wisdom here for anyone on their own journey.
Mktg More than 1 year ago
This book typically appears at the top of any list of the best adventure books of all time, an assertion easily verified on the Internet. The most compelling story of endurance I have ever read. Detailed? Of course it's detailed! It's written by one of the surviving members of the expedition.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great story of the adventure to the Pole, but is most definitely over detailed for the average reader.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm halfway through and getting so into the adventure that I've decided to hold off finishing until the snow arrives. It's hard to imagine the cold temperatures of the South Pole and I want to feel part of the book every time I go outside this winter!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm ordering this book because I've just read 'Race To The Pole' by Sir Ranulf Fiennes and it piqued my curiosity about another opinion of the Scott journey. In that book, Fiennes says Huntford's book about Scott basically trashed Scott's memory & was not based on evidence as much as Huntford's bias about Scott. Please read Fiennes book too to get a more rounded opinion. Cherry-Garrard wrote his book long after his journey & so might not be as clear as it should.