Journals: Captain Scott's Last Expedition

Journals: Captain Scott's Last Expedition

Paperback Oxford World's Classics

By (author) Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Volume editor Max Jones

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 592 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 192mm x 28mm | 358g
  • Publication date: 6 November 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199297525
  • ISBN 13: 9780199297528
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: 17 halftones, diagrams, 3 maps
  • Sales rank: 861,298

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'For God's sake look after our people' Captain Scott's harrowing account of his expedition to the South Pole in 1910-12 was first published in 1913. In his journals Scott records his party's optimistic departure from New Zealand, the hazardous voyage of theTerra Nova to Antarctica, and the trek with ponies and dogs across the ice to the Pole. On the way the explorers conduct scientific experiments, collect specimens, and get to know each other's characters. Their discovery that Amundsen has beaten them to their goal, and the endurance with which they face an 850-mile march to safety, have become the stuff of legend. This new edition publishes for the first time a complete list of the changes made to Scott's original text before publication. In his Introduction Max Jones illuminates the Journals' writing and publication, Scott's changing reputation, and the continued attraction of heroes in our cynical age.

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Author information

Max Jones is a Lecturer in Modern British History at the University of Manchester, England. He is the author of Scott of the Antarctic, The Last Great Quest: Captain Scott's Antarctic Sacrifice (Oxford, 2003).

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definitive...Max Jones and the publishers are to be congratulated on this new version of a classic story, and for offering it at such a reasonable price. It should be the last word for a very long time. Polar Record 42