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Antarctica unveiled : Scott's first expedition and the quest for the unknown continent

Author: David E Yelverton
Publisher: Boulder, CO : University Press of Colorado, ©2000.
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"Based on over fifteen years of research, Antarctica Unveiled tells the story of Robert Falcon Scott's first Antarctic expedition, an expedition that has largely been erased from public perception by the mass attention devoted to the drama of his last expedition."--BOOK JACKET.
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Yelverton, David E., 1922-
Antarctica unveiled.
Boulder, CO : University Press of Colorado, c2000
(OCoLC)606450666
Online version:
Yelverton, David E., 1922-
Antarctica unveiled.
Boulder, CO : University Press of Colorado, c2000
(OCoLC)607777008
Named Person: Robert Falcon Scott; Robert Falcon Scott; Robert Falcon Scott
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David E Yelverton
ISBN: 0870815822 9780870815829
OCLC Number: 44425536
Description: xxxii, 472 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Robert Swan OBE --
Prologue: Prophets before their time: the fathers of the conquest of Antarctica --
Prelude to achievement: the anguished fulfillment of a dream. Science and the dream of discovery: the genesis of a national epic ; The long road to finance: imperial edict and treasury parsimony ; Ships for dangerous waters: birth of the Discovery and the Gauss ; Preordained strategies: shaping of the British and German plans ; Overture to fame: Scott's journey to experience ; Disputed ambitions: Gregory and the leadership challenge ; Ross's successors prepare: the road to Cowes --
Scott's opening campaign: in pursuit of the great enigma, Antarctic continent or archipelago? A race against time: the voyage to New Zealand ; To the threshold of destiny: passage to a frozen world ; Gateways to the unknown: the search for a foothold ; An icy apprenticeship: a disastrous start ; Into a darkened world: first winter at Hut Point ; The best-laid schemes ...: the birth and compromise of Scott's plan ; The blighting of the southern dream: Scott's journey toward the Pole ; The ramparts of Victoria Land: Armitage's historic ascent ; The reluctant continent: the glacier that kept its secret --
Repulsed but not defeated: prisoners of ice and money. Hostages in a frozen trap: the fate of the German expedition ; Winter 1903--season of suspense: the making of Scott's second chance --
Frustration richly redeemed: Scott's second campaign. Slings and arrows of misfortune: the thwarting of Scott's start for the west ; The ephemeral horizon: Barne and the key to the great enigma ; The origin of Antarctica: Ferrar and the continent's hidden sensation ; The riddle of the barrier: Royds's quest for the eastern shore ; The Cape Crozier mystery: Wilson and the emperors' secret ; In search of a phantom coast: Scott's record journey on the summit ; Escape to international acclaim: Scott's just reward --
Epilogue: The lure of the Pole: the expedition's fateful legacy --
Appendixes. Instructions to the commander of the British expedition and the director of the scientific staff ; Crews of the British and German ships ; Was the Discovery overmanned? ; The original cabin occupants aboard Discovery ; Members of every sledge party on the Discovery expedition ; The manpower controversy at the decisive state of Scott's 1902-1903 season ; Further details of Scott's two main sledge journeys ; Medals awarded for the British and German expeditions ; The meteorological office blunder ; Geological timetable.
Responsibility: David E. Yelverton ; with a foreword by HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and an introduction by Robert Swan.

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"Based on over fifteen years of research, Antarctica Unveiled tells the story of Robert Falcon Scott's first Antarctic expedition, an expedition that has largely been erased from public perception by the mass attention devoted to the drama of his last expedition."--BOOK JACKET.

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