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The worst journey in the world : with Scott in Antarctica 1910-1913

Author: Apsley Cherry-Garrard
Publisher: Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Dover editionView all editions and formats
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The Worst Journey in the World is to travel writing what War and Peace is to the novel ... a masterpiece. The New York Review of Books When people ask me, 'What is your favorite travel book?' I nearly always name this book. It is about courage, misery, starvation, heroism, exploration, discovery, and friendship. Paul Theroux National Geographic Adventure magazine hailed this volume as the #1 greatest adventure book  Read more...
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Cherry-Garrard, Apsley, 1886-1959.
Worst journey in the world.
(DLC) 2009038671
(OCoLC)437186867
Named Person: Robert Falcon Scott; Robert Falcon Scott
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Apsley Cherry-Garrard
ISBN: 9780486123028 0486123022 1322196605 9781322196602
OCLC Number: 893208516
Notes: Originally published: London : Constable, 1922.
Description: 1 online resource (xlvi, 466 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Preface; Contents; Introduction; Chapter I: From England to South Africa; Chapter II: Making Our Easting Down; Chapter III: Southward; Chapter IV: Land; Chapter V: The Depôt Journey; Chapter VI: The First Winter; Chapter VII: The Winter Journey; Chapter VIII: Spring; Chapter IX: The Polar Journey. I. The Barrier Stage; Chapter X: The Polar Journey. II. The Beardmore Glacier; Chapter XI: The Polar Journey. III. The Plateau to 87o 32 ́ S; Chapter XII: The Polar Journey. IV. Returning Parties; Chapter XIII: Suspense; Chapter XIV: The Last Winter. Chapter XV: Another SpringChapter XVI: The Search Journey; Chapter XVII: The Polar Journey. V. The Pole and After; Chapter XVIII: The Polar Journey. VI. Farthest South; Chapter XIX: Never Again; Glossary; Index.
Responsibility: Apsley Cherry-Garrard.

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The Worst Journey in the World is to travel writing what War and Peace is to the novel ... a masterpiece. The New York Review of Books When people ask me, 'What is your favorite travel book?' I nearly always name this book. It is about courage, misery, starvation, heroism, exploration, discovery, and friendship. Paul Theroux National Geographic Adventure magazine hailed this volume as the #1 greatest adventure book of all time. Published in 1922 by an expedition survivor, it recounts the riveting tale of Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated race to the South Pole. Apsley Cherry-Garrard, the youngest member of the party, offers sensitive characterizations of each of his companions. Their journal entries complement his narrative, providing vivid perspectives on the expedition's dangers and hardships as well as its inspiring examples of optimism, strength, and selflessness. Hoping to prove a missing link between reptiles and birds, the author and his companions traveled through the dead of Antarctic winter to the remote breeding grounds of the Emperor Penguin. They crossed a frozen sea in utter darkness, dragging an 800-pound sledge through blizzards, howling winds, and average temperatures of 60 below zero. This worst journey was followed by the disastrous trek to the South Pole. Cherry-Garrard's compelling account constitutes a moving testament to Scott and to the other men of the expedition. This new edition of the adventure classic features several pages of vintage photographs.

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