Author: R. F. Scott
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Release Date: 2016-06-08
Originally published in 1913, this volume contains a fascinating and detailed account of Sir Robert Falcon Scott's journey to the South Pole. Offering a complete collection of Scott's diary entries from his last expedition, this book is unparalleled in its insight and detail. It constitutes a must-read for anyone interested in this famous explorative journey. Captain Robert Falcon Scott (1868 – 1912) was an explorer and officer in the British Royal Navy. He famously captained two expeditions to the Antarctic regions: the 'Discovery Expedition' of 1901, and the infamous 'Terra Nova Expedition' of 1910. Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860 – 1937) was a Scottish dramatist and author, best remembered for being the creator of "Peter Pan". Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.
Author: Robert Falcon Scott
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2008-07-10
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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.
Author: Lisa Bloom
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Social Science
'In this book, Bloom takes what might seem a very localized subject and shows how it opens up to all the central questions today in cultural studies around gender, nationhood, the politics of imperialism, race, male homosocial behavior, and the sociality of science. Gender on Ice has an eloquence and elegance that positively refreshing and the prose is stylish, engaging, and direct.' -Dana Polan, University of Pittsburgh
Author: Robert Falcon Scott
Publisher: Vintage Classic
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Literary Collections
Centenary of Captain Scott's expedition to the South Pole. This is 'the most gripping story of polar exploration ever written.' --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.
Author: Robert F. Scott
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2014-07-31
At the outset of the twentieth century, Antarctica was scarcely explored or understood. Penetrating the pack ice in the purpose-built Discovery, the British National Antarctic Expedition (1901-4) established a base in McMurdo Sound, enabling scientists and sledging parties to significantly push back the boundaries of the unknown. Published in 1905, this acclaimed two-volume work by the naval officer and expedition leader Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912) recounts the trials, errors and achievements of an undertaking which laid the foundations for future research and Scott's later journey to the South Pole. The work is greatly enhanced by many photographs as well as illustrations by the doctor, zoologist and artist Edward A. Wilson (1872-1912). Volume 1 traces the expedition's preparatory phases and the voyage from England to Antarctica via New Zealand. Scott discusses the location of winter quarters and the first polar winter. Chapters on sledging conclude the volume.
“The fine snow choked his eyes, ears, and throat, and he did not hear his own smothered death cry. Down in cold blackness, 150 feet down, his falling body smashed into a projecting ledge of ironclad ice. With the shattered remains of his sledge, with the doomed dogs, Belgrave Ninnis plunged deeper and deeper into the abyss.” —Lennard Bickel's Mawson's Will. In Near Death in the Arctic, editor Cecil Kuhne gathers astonishing tales of man versus nature, all set against the bleakly beautiful backdrop of the poles of the earth. On foot, by ship, or by dog-powered sledge, these adventurers brave the most savage and desolate environment on earth, their instinct for self-preservation and survival exceeded only by their desire for excitement and discovery. Also featuring: Captain Roald Amundsen's The South Pole—The heart-pounding story of Amundsen's race to be the first man to reach both Poles despite driving snow, exhausted dogs, and towering glaciers. Ernest Shackleton's South—A riveting memoir of the doomed Endurance, which became trapped in dangerous pack ice that eventually tore the ship apart.Mike Stroud's Shadows on the Wasteland—The unbelievable account of a two-man, ninety-day trek across the Antarctic continent through temperatures as low as minus eighty-five degrees Celsius. From the Trade Paperback edition.