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Journals: Captain Scott's Last Expedition (Oxford World's Classics) Paperback – September 1, 2008
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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.
Top Customer Reviews
After reading tons of adventure and exploration books, you tend to appreciate real talent when you encounter it.
Robert Falcon Scott was a GREAT writer. This book is about the brutal expedition Scott lead to be the first human being at the South Pole. By now, I guess you all know he came in second to Roal Amundsen by mere weeks, and gave up his life (along with those of his 4 comrades) while trying to get back to Cape Evans.
What those poor, frozen, starving and sick human being went through is simply horrific. And Scott's writing more than draw a clear picture of what they experienced.
I suggest you read Scott's journals first. Then, if you really want to know WHY they died, you can pick up "The last place on earth" by Roland Huntford, which is another masterpiece in it's own right.
Scott's book is one of the most poignant work of litterature you can pick up.
BTW, there is a terrific amount of primary source Scott material on the net now, free for the taking, including the original SCOTT"S LAST EXPEDITION complete with nice period typesetting and original photos, no need to read third hand rehashes like this book.
Most Recent Customer 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 on July 12, 2014 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