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The last great quest : Captain Scott's Antarctic sacrifice

Author: Max Jones, Dr.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004, ©2003.
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The story of Captain Scott's last Antarctic expedition is one of the greatest adventure stories ever told. Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Lieutenant Henry Bowers, Petty Officer Edgar Evans, Captain Lawrence Oates, and Dr Edward Wilson all died on the return trek from the South Pole, starved and frozen, only eleven miles from a supply camp. In November 1912, a rescue party discovered their last letters and diaries,  Read more...
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Jones, Max, Dr.
Last great quest.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004, ©2003
(OCoLC)59181890
Named Person: Robert Falcon Scott; Robert Falcon Scott
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Max Jones, Dr.
ISBN: 9781429470001 1429470003 9780191513053 0191513059 1280752912 9781280752919
OCLC Number: 137238521
Notes: Originally published: 2003.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 352 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents: Contents; List of Plates; List of Figures; List of Maps; Abbreviations; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER ONE: Measuring the World; CHAPTER TWO: The Race to the South Pole; CHAPTER THREE: Disaster in the Antarctic; CHAPTER FOUR: Remembering the Dead; CHAPTER FIVE: 'Martyrs of Science'; CHAPTER SIX: 'For the Honour of our Country'; CHAPTER SEVEN: 'These Were Men'; CHAPTER EIGHT: 'So Many Heroes'; EPILOGUE; Appendix 1 British Memorials Commemorating the Antarctic Disaster, 1913-1925; Appendix 2 Message to the Public; Notes; Further Reading; Index.
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