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The Voyage of the Discovery: Scott's First Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904 (Volume I) Hardcover – September 19, 2001

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This is a facsimile of the original 1905 two-volume chronicle of British explorer Scott's first journey to Antarctica, from 1901 to 1904. The text is buttressed with 270 photos and illustrations of everything from the ship and its crew to animals and land/ice formations encountered on the journey. This edition also sports a new introduction by the American Museum of Natural History's Ross McPhee. A classic true adventure story for academic and public libraries.
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[Scott] has a keen eye for his surroundings and, as always, travel in the southern extremes lends itself to crackerjack adventure. (Denver Post)

Capt. Scott has written a book that will have a conspicuous place among the annals of polar effort, and it is worthy of it. (The New York Times)

Captain Scott has done a splendid piece of work; not the least part of it is the production of the ablest and most interesting record of travel to which the present century has given birth. (The Spectator)

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 712 pages
  • Publisher: Cooper Square Press (September 19, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0815410794
  • ISBN-13: 978-0815410799
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.8 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,823,764 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 29, 2004
If you want to hear Scotts own voice then these two volumes are the only ones Scott wrote, edited and knowingly published. They are a fascinating read and show Scotts thinking about Polar travel and how he came to make the decisions that, unknowingly, led to his death in his next expedition. For anyone who has only read other peoples accounts of the race for the Pole and have come away thinking Scott was incompetent, then these volumes may well change your mind. This is a story of a man putting together a scientific expedition in just one year and of what he achieved: men, equipment, aims and objectives, setting off into a totally unknown land, bringing back an enormous body of scientific knowledge that was the basis for subsequent expeditions and part of the basis of all of todays Antarctic research. Nothing like this could be done today. It is also an insight into Edwardian (English) life at the turn of the century. Read the man himself and make-up your own mind. Then read his journals of his next (1910) expedition and the accounts of his companions, especially Apsley Cherry-Garrard: The Worst Journey in the World.
The facsimile edition is excellently presented and at the special offer price is a bargain.
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