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The Worst Journey in the World Paperback – December 23, 2011
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"A masterpiece. ... When people ask me (I get the question about twice a month), 'What is your favourite travel book?' I nearly always name this book. It is about courage, misery, starvation, heroism, exploration, discovery, and friendship. It vividly illustrates the demands of science and the rigours of travel. It is a record of the coldest darkest days that can be found on our planet. It is written beautifully but not obviously, with a subtle artistry. ... It is rare to find a person who is at once a great traveller, recounting an overwhelming experience, and who is also such an accomplished writer. ... Everywhere his voice is clear, articulate and humane and sometimes startling."--Paul Theroux --Introduction to the British 1994 edition
About the Author
<DIV>APSLEY CHERRY-GARRARD was born in 1886 and educated at Winchester and Christ Church, Oxford. At twenty-four he was one of the youngest members of Scott's British Antarctic Expedition. He served in the First World War until being invalided out of the Navy in 1915, and during his convalescence started to write The Worst Journey in the World. He wrote introductory chapters to Wilson of the Antarctic (1933) and Life of Bowers (1938). He died in 1959.
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Don't be fooled by the nice looking cover like I was. Buy any other edition at a comparable price with photographs and proper printing. I will be sending this back.
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The type is tiny. The spaces are minimal. It's like a giant wall of text.Read more