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Emperors of the ice : a true story of disaster and survival in the Antarctic, 1910-13

Author: Richard Farr
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Apsley "Cherry" Cherry-Garrard shares his adventures as the youngest member of Robert Scott's expedition to Antarctica in the early twentieth century, during which he and Edward Wilson try to learn the evolutionary history of emperor penguins. Includes historical notes.
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Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Biographical fiction
Historical fiction
Juvenile literature
Named Person: Apsley Cherry-Garrard; Edward Wilson; Robert Falcon Scott; Apsley Cherry-Garrard; Edward Wilson; Robert Falcon Scott; Apsley Cherry-Garrard; Edward Wilson; Robert Falcon Scott
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Farr
ISBN: 9780374319755 0374319758
OCLC Number: 211963256
Notes: "The weirdest bird's-nesting expedition that has ever been or ever will be"--Frontispiece.
Description: xix, 217 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Luckiest man alive: London to New Zealand, April to December 1910 --
Dying to get there: Southern Ocean, December 1910 --
White Christmas: Southern Ocean, December 1910 to January 1911 --
Seventy-seven South: Cape Evans, January to April 1911 --
Man-hauling in hell: Cape Evans to Cape Crozier, June to July 1911 --
Eggs: Cape Crozier, late July 1911 --
A long way home: Cape Crozier to Cape Evans, July to August 1911 --
Victory in defeat: Ross Island, the Barrier, and the Beardmore Glacier, October 1911 to November 1912 --
"What is the use?": The Berkeley Hotel, London, May 1959 --
Last words --
Chronology --
A scurvy note --
Thanks --
Sources --
Maps: From New Zealand to the South Pole --
McMurdo Sound --
The winter journey --
Bill's map of Cape Crozier --
The polar journey --
Charts: The men of the "Terra Nova" Expedition --
Food and equipment for Cape Crozier --
How cold was it?
Responsibility: Richard Farr.
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Apsley George Benet Cherry-Garrard has always dreamt of becoming an explorer. So in the spring of 1910, when Captain Robert Falcon Scott offers young 'Cherry' the position of Assistant Zoologist  Read more...

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"Farr's writing is engrossing and his accounts of the hardships and near-death experiences the explorers faced are harrowing . . . . This title will appeal to readers looking for an adventure story." Read more...

 
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What an awesome book!

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2009-03-30) Excellent Permalink

What an awesome book!  Recommend for the next round of Battle of the Books titles.  It is the account of Robert Scott's second journey to the south pole told from the view of Aspley Cherry-Garrard, the youngest member of the expedition.  The author elected to write in the genre of fiction...
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