With Scott in the Antarctic

Edward Wilson (1872-1912) accompanied Robert Falcon Scott on both his celebrated Antarctic voyages: the Discovery Expedition of 1901-1914 and the Terra Nova Expedition of 1910-1913.

With Scott in the Antarctic

Author: Isobel E Williams

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0752473522

Page: 336

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Edward Wilson (1872-1912) accompanied Robert Falcon Scott on both his celebrated Antarctic voyages: the Discovery Expedition of 1901-1914 and the Terra Nova Expedition of 1910-1913. Wilson served as Junior Surgeon and Zoologist on Discovery and, on this expedition, with Scott and Ernest Shackleton he set a new Furthest South on 30 December 1902. he was Chief of Scientific Staff on the Terra Nova Expedition and reached the South Pole with Scott, Lawrence Oates, Henry Robertson Bowers and Edgar Evans on 18 january 1912, arriving there four weeks after the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen. Wilson and his four companions died on the return journey. Trained as a physician, Wilson was also a skilled artist. His drawings and paintings lavishly illustrated both expeditions. He was the last major exploration artist; technological developments in the filed of photography were soon to make cameras practical as a way of recording journeys into the unknown. This biography, the first full account of the Antarctic hero, traces his life from childhood to his tragic death.

Scott of the Antarctic

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Scott's Antarctic trek, and his tragic death before returning home, this book charts the epic race to the South Pole.

Scott of the Antarctic

Author: Evelyn Dowdeswell

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1406245895

Page: 32

View: 735

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Scott's Antarctic trek, and his tragic death on the journey home, this book charts the epic race to the South Pole. Follow the expedition team in their preparation, and experience daily life in the frozen south.

Scott of the Antarctic

The story of Robert Falcon Scott is all the more interesting because he was a complex, self-questioning man whose conquest of the self was "a feat perhaps more admirable than the conquest of the Pole.

Scott of the Antarctic

Author: Elspeth Joscelin Grant Huxley

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803272484

Page: 303

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After Robert Peary claimed to have reached the North Pole in 1909, polar explorers looked toward the South. Robert Falcon Scott, whose 1901?1904 expedition into Antarctica's frozen shoulder had made him a celebrity in England, began plans to return. In June1910 the Terra Nova sailed toward the earth's underbelly. When Scott'søparty reached the South Pole on January 17,1912, after severe hardships, they discovered that the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen had beat them to it a month before. Demoralized, frozen, exhausted, and starved, they started to retrace their painful steps over the ice but were forced to stop only eleven miles from a supply depot. By a supreme act of will, the captain managed to write his last letters, which were found with the bodies in November. Elspeth Huxley draws on those letters and diaries in her luminous biography. It reaches back to Scott's first voyage to the Antarctic, introduces the charming sculptor he married in middle age after a whirlwind of self-doubt, and builds up to the last expedition?a marvel of teamwork?that will always be remembered for the nobility shown by men facing death. The story of Robert Falcon Scott is all the more interesting because he was a complex, self-questioning man whose conquest of the self was "a feat perhaps more admirable than the conquest of the Pole."

Scott of the Antarctic

An illuminating biography of Robert Falcon Scott draws on the explorer's own diaries and letters, as well as firsthand observations by participants in the Antarctic expeditions, to reassess Scott's life and scientific contributions, provide ...

Scott of the Antarctic

Author: David Crane

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN:

Page: 572

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An illuminating biography of Robert Falcon Scott draws on the explorer's own diaries and letters, as well as firsthand observations by participants in the Antarctic expeditions, to reassess Scott's life and scientific contributions, provide fresh perspectives on his journeys, and examine the challenges he faced in his personal life. 25,000 first printing.

The Worst Journey in the World

Join Scott's expedition as he and his team venture deep into the frozen unknown. This volume is the second in the continuing series of Explorers Club Classic books.

The Worst Journey in the World

Author: Apsley Cherry-Garrard

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486477320

Page: 466

View: 252

Published in 1922 by an expedition survivor, this riveting adventure classic recounts the ill-fated expedition to the South Pole led by Robert Falcon Scott. Journal entries by other expedition members complement the narrative, offering an incredible, unforgettable story of struggle and courage in the face of overwhelming odds.

Scott of the Antarctic

However, having taken this step, his name became inseparably associated with the Antarctic, the field of work to which he remained committed during the final twelve years of his life.Following the news of his death, Scott became an iconic ...

Scott of the Antarctic

Author: Sue Blackhall

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 1781595992

Page: 224

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Captain Robert Falcon Scott CVO (6 June 1868 29 March 1912) was a Royal Navy officer and explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions. During the second venture, Scott led a party of five which reached the South Pole on 17 January 1912, only to find that they had been preceded by Roald Amundsen's Norwegian expedition. On their return journey, Scott and his four comrades all perished from a combination of exhaustion, starvation and extreme cold.Before his appointment to lead the Discovery Expedition, Scott had followed the conventional career of a naval officer in peacetime Victorian Britain, where opportunities for career advancement were both limited and keenly sought after by ambitious officers. It was the chance for personal distinction that led Scott to apply for the Discovery command, rather than any predilection for polar exploration. However, having taken this step, his name became inseparably associated with the Antarctic, the field of work to which he remained committed during the final twelve years of his life.Following the news of his death, Scott became an iconic British hero, a status maintained and reflected today by the many permanent memorials erected across the nation.Sue Blackhall reassesses his life and the causes of the disaster that ended his and his comrades' lives, and the extent of Scott's personal culpability. From a previously unassailable position, Scott has became a figure of controversy, with questions raised about his competence and character. However, more recent research has on the whole regarded Scott more positively, emphasizing his personal bravery and stoicism while acknowledging his errors, but ascribing his expedition's fate primarily to misfortune.

The Coldest March

Details the expedition of Robert Falcon Scott and his British team to the South Pole in 1912.

The Coldest March

Author: Susan Solomon

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300099218

Page: 383

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Details the expedition of Robert Falcon Scott and his British team to the South Pole in 1912.

The Last Great Quest

The story of Captain Scott's last Antarctic expedition is one of the greatest adventure stories ever told.

The Last Great Quest

Author: Max Jones

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192805706

Page: 352

View: 937

The story of Captain Scott's last Antarctic expedition is one of the greatest adventure stories ever told. Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Lieutenant Henry Bowers, Petty Officer Edgar Evans, Captain Lawrence Oates, and Dr Edward Wilson all died on the return trek from the South Pole, starved and frozen, only eleven miles from a supply camp. In November 1912, a rescue party discovered their last letters and diaries, which told a story of bravery, hardship, and self-sacrifice that shocked the world. Recent decades have seen controversy rage over whether Scott was the last of a line of great Victorian explorers, intent on discovering uncharted lands, or a hopeless incompetent driven by personal ambition. Rejecting the stereotypes, Max Jones reveals a complex figure, a product of the passions and preoccupations of an imperial age. He also shows how heroes are made and manipulated, through a close examination of the unprecedented outpouring of public grief at the news of the death of Scott.

Eyewitness Accounts With Scott in the Antarctic

Amberley's new series of Eyewitness Accounts bring history, warfare, disaster, travel and exploration to life, written by the people who could say 'I was there!'

Eyewitness Accounts With Scott in the Antarctic

Author: Herbert Ponting

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 144563600X

Page: 256

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Amberley's new series of Eyewitness Accounts bring history, warfare, disaster, travel and exploration to life, written by the people who could say 'I was there!'

The Great White South Or With Scott in the Antarctic

This classic book contains Ponting's well-written and witty account of Captain Scott's final Antarctic expedition of 1910-12.

The Great White South  Or With Scott in the Antarctic

Author: Herbert Ponting

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447481364

Page: 428

View: 947

This classic book contains Ponting's well-written and witty account of Captain Scott's final Antarctic expedition of 1910-12. Fully detailed and with many of Ponting's own photographs, this moving account will make an excellent addition to the bookshelf of any admirer of Captain Scott, or anyone with an interest in travel and adventure. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Lost Photographs of Captain Scott

A respected historian and relative of Dr. Edward Wilson, who died while returning from the South Pole in 1912 on the doomed Terra Nova expedition, catalogs the final photos of the journey taken by Captain Scott himself.

The Lost Photographs of Captain Scott

Author: David M. Wilson

Publisher: Little Brown GBR

ISBN: 9781408703007

Page: 191

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Captain Scott perished with four of his fellow explorers on their return from the South Pole in March 1912. Almost immediately the myth was founded, based on Scott's diaries, turning him into an icon of courage in the face of impossible circumstances. But during the final months of that journey Scott also took a series of breathtaking photographs: panoramas of the continent, superb depictions of mountains and formations of ice and snow, and photographs of the explorers on the polar trail. But these photos have never been seen - initially fought over, neglected, then lost - until now, that is. For the first time, they are resurrected and are a humbling testament to the men whose graves still lie unmarked in the vastness of the Great Alone.

Scott of the Antarctic

Historian David Crane, with full access to the explorer’s papers, diaries, and expedition records, gives us an illuminating portrait of Robert Falcon Scott that is more nuanced and balanced than any we have had before.

Scott of the Antarctic

Author: David Crane

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307490564

Page: 608

View: 809

Historian David Crane, with full access to the explorer’s papers, diaries, and expedition records, gives us an illuminating portrait of Robert Falcon Scott that is more nuanced and balanced than any we have had before. In reassessing Scott’s life, Crane is able to provide a fresh perspective on not only the Discovery expedition of 1901—4 and the Terra Nova expedition of 1910—13, but his remarkable scientific achievements and the challenges of his tumultuous private life. Neither foolhardy dilettante, nor the last romantic champion of his age, Scott is presented as a man of indomitable courage and questionable judgment. The result is an absolutely compelling portrait of a complicated hero.

Pilgrims on the Ice

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.

Pilgrims on the Ice

Author: T. H. Baughman

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803212893

Page: 334

View: 844

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.

Into the White

This is the story of Robert Falcon Scott's Terra Nova expedition to Antarctica and the memorable characters, who with a band of shaggy ponies and savage dogs, follow a man they trust into the unknown.

Into the White

Author: Joanna Grochowicz

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1925576892

Page: 288

View: 565

Together, they have taken on the greatest march ever made and come very near to great success; never giving up, and never giving up on each other. This is the story of Robert Falcon Scott's Terra Nova expedition to Antarctica and the memorable characters, who with a band of shaggy ponies and savage dogs, follow a man they trust into the unknown. Battling storms at sea, impenetrable pack ice, man-eating whales, crevasses, blizzards, bad food, extreme temperatures, and equal measures of hunger, agony and snow blindness, the team pushes on against all odds. But will the weather hold? Will their rations be adequate? How will they know when they get there? And who invited the Norwegians? Into the White will leave you on the edge of your seat, hoping against hope that Scott and his men might survive their Antarctic ordeal to tell the tale.