Journals: Captain Scotts Last Expedition

Paperback | August 10, 2008

byRobert Falcon ScottEditorMax Jones

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'For God's sake look after our people'Captain Scott's harrowing account of his expedition to the South Pole in 1910-12 was first published in 1913. In his journals Scott records his party's optimistic departure from New Zealand, the hazardous voyage of theTerra Nova to Antarctica, and the trek with ponies and dogs across the ice tothe Pole. On the way the explorers conduct scientific experiments, collect specimens, and get to know each other's characters. Their discovery that Amundsen has beaten them to their goal, and the endurance with which they face an 850-mile march to safety, have become the stuff of legend.This new edition publishes for the first time a complete list of the changes made to Scott's original text before publication. In his Introduction Max Jones illuminates the Journals' writing and publication, Scott's changing reputation, and the continued attraction of heroes in our cynicalage.

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'For God's sake look after our people'Captain Scott's harrowing account of his expedition to the South Pole in 1910-12 was first published in 1913. In his journals Scott records his party's optimistic departure from New Zealand, the hazardous voyage of theTerra Nova to Antarctica, and the trek with ponies and dogs across the ice toth...

Max Jones, Programme Director of the MA in Modern British History, University of Manchester.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:592 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.98 inPublished:August 10, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199536805

ISBN - 13:9780199536801

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`Review from previous edition ' a damn good read''Literary Review, November 2005