Journals: Captain Scotts Last Expedition by Robert Falcon Scott

Journals: Captain Scotts Last Expedition

byRobert Falcon ScottEditorMax Jones

Paperback | August 10, 2008

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$17.95

Earn 90 plum® points

Ships within 1-3 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

'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.

About The Author

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

Details & Specs

Title:Journals: Captain Scotts Last ExpeditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:592 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.98 inPublished:August 10, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199536805

ISBN - 13:9780199536801

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Journals: Captain Scotts Last Expedition

Reviews

Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

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