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In November 1910, a ship called Terra Nova left New Zealand on its way south to Antarctica. On board was an international team of explorers led by Robert Falcon Scott, a man determined to be the first to reach the South Pole. A year and a half later, Scott and three members of his team died during a brutal blizzard. Their dream of reaching the Pole first had already been dashed by the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, and now on their return trip--slowed by ill health and bad weather--Scott's party found themselves trapped in a tent without sufficient provisions, while the wind howled endlessly outside. Even in his final hours, Scott found the strength to continue the journal he'd started at the beginning of his adventures; the diary was found beside his frozen body.
Scott's Last Expedition: The Journals is the explorer's detailed account of his time in Antarctica. The team's daily progress towards their final goal is recorded in Scott's vivid, personal narrative, as well as his impressions of the harsh conditions, the stark beauty of the tundra, and his own increasingly desperate ambition to beat his rivals to the Pole. Shortly before he died, Scott wrote: "Had we lived, I should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood, endurance, and courage of my companions which would have stirred the heart of every Englishman." Robert Falcon Scott and his men died, but their story lives on in his journals. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
`Review from previous edition ' a damn good read'' Literary Review, November 2005See all Editorial Reviews
Fascinating and intriguing account of the expedition of Captain Scott and his party in the Antarctic. I'd highly recommend this to augment the "Lost Photographs".Published 13 months ago by John J. Howard
This is one book that took delving into research to a new level. Very thorough and well presented. I'd recommend this book to anyone who appreciates accurate expeditionary... Read morePublished on August 10, 2013
Thought this was an excellent narrative. One really gets the sense of the hardship of the journey and the bravery of those who made it. Read morePublished on May 10, 2013 by Deedee Lester
Some of the negative reviews seem to be about another edition of Scott's Last Expedition (SLE). If you want to read this book, I would highly recommend this edition. Read morePublished on March 6, 2013 by M Guiry
Scott's antarctic jounals for the ill fated Terra Nova expedition of 1910-12, covers the trip from New Zealand to Cape Evans, the scientific endevours, the meticulous planning for... Read morePublished on December 13, 2012 by An admirer of Saul
This e-book can be recommended for anyone interested in polar exploration adventures. You should also read the stories of Shackleton and Roald Amundsen. Read morePublished on May 4, 2012 by Frank Bason
You can follow Scott, and his companion's journey throughout their great hardships (and also the fantastic beauty they experienced) to the tragic end. Read morePublished on September 13, 2011 by chronos-review
Finished reading Cherry Garrard,s epic The Worst Journey in the World (5 star..see my review) describing his episode of the Penguin science learning expedition and about Captain... Read morePublished on December 25, 2010 by Thomas Erickson
I am reading the original 1913 edition. This is a truly great book. It is very well written, very exciting, and so far brutally honest. Read morePublished on July 31, 2008 by C. B Kitchin