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The Voyage of the Discovery

  • Kartonierter Einband
  • 384 Seiten
Provides a detailed and fascinating account of Antarctic exploration in the early twentieth century. Starting with a history of ea... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

Provides a detailed and fascinating account of Antarctic exploration in the early twentieth century. Starting with a history of early discoveries in the region, the author goes on to record the difficulties of organizing such an expedition and the challenges and dangers involved in the exploration of such a wild and untamed continent.

Autorentext

Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912) joined the navy at the age of 12. After rising through the ranks on various ships, in 1899 he was offered command of the National Antarctic expedition. Scott and his crew left England on the Discovery in 1901 and spent two years exploring the Antarctic. On his return he was promoted Captain and returned to his duties in the Navy. In 1910 Scott left on his second mission to the Antarctic, this time with the aim of reaching the pole. He reached the pole on 18 January 1912, only to find that Amundsen had beaten him to it. The return journey was beset by bad weather and a relief party failed to reach Scott's group. He made his last entry in his diary on the 29th March. Eight months later a search party found the bodies of Scott and his remaining companions.

Klappentext

"The Voyage of the Discovery" is Robert Falcon Scott's own narrative of his first expedition to the Antarctic. Providing a first-hand account of the dangers he and his crew faced and the obstacles that they had to overcome, it is an enthralling description of the historic first voyage of "Scott of the Antarctic" to the south polar regions.

Produktinformationen

Titel: The Voyage of the Discovery
Autor:
EAN: 9781845880576
ISBN: 978-1-84588-057-6
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: The History Press Ltd
Genre: Geowissenschaften
Anzahl Seiten: 384
Gewicht: 653g
Größe: H235mm x B156mm
Jahr: 2005