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Scott of the Antarctic A Biography

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ISBN-10: 1400031419

ISBN-13: 9781400031412

Edition: N/A

Authors: David Crane

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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 theDiscoveryexpedition of 1901—4 and theTerra Novaexpedition 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.
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/6/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 7.75" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

List of Illustrations
List of Maps
Note on Distances, Temperatures and Weights
St. Paul's, 14 February 1913
Childhood and Dartmouth
Scott's Navy
Crisis
Enter Markham
Preparations
South
Into the Ice
Harsh Lessons
Antarctic Night
Man Proposeth...God Disposeth
The Southern Journey
Survival
A Second Winter
Last Season
A Long Wait
Escape from the Ice
The Reluctant Lion
The Pull of the South
Of Lions and Lionesses
Marking Time
Making Ready
South Again
Challenges
Return to the Ice
Depot-Laying
Disaster
Winter
The Barrier
Without Priority
Ars Moriendi
Epilogue
Acknowledgements
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index