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Book Title: Scott's Last Expedition: The Journals|
The author of the book: Robert Falcon Scott
ISBN 13: 9780786703821
Edition: Basic Books
Date of issue: October 17th 1996
Format files: PDF
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Centenary of Captain Scott's expedition to the South Pole. This is 'the most gripping story of polar exploration ever written.'
â��Sir Ranulph Fiennes.
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY SIR RANULPH FIENNES
The Last Expedition is Captain Scott's gripping account of his expedition to the South Pole in 1910-12. It 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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Read information about the authorRobert Falcon Scott was a Royal Navy officer and explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions: the Discovery Expedition, 1901–04, and the Terra Nova Expedition, 1910–13. During this second venture, Scott led a party of five which made up the British part of what has become known as "the race to the South Pole." On January 17th, 1912 they reached the South Pole only to find that they had been preceded by Roald Amundsen's Norwegian expedition. The return journey that followed proved to be fatal, with Scott and the rest of his party dying from a combination of exhaustion, starvation and extreme cold. The bodies were discovered by a search party on November 12th, 1912. Their final camp became their tomb which is now encased in the Ross Ice Shelf.
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