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    DescriptionThis title is presented with an introduction by Sir Ranulph Fiennes. "The Last Expedition" is Captain Scott's gripping account of his expedition to the South Pole in 1910-12. It was meant to be a voyage of scientific discovery and a heroic exploration of the last unconquered wilderness. Scott's expedition, carried in the Terra Nova, pitted him and his team not only against the elements but also against the Norwegian explorer, Amundsen. Ultimately, Scott was beaten by both. The journals are full of incident and drama, courage and endurance, hope and bitter disappointment. These journals were found, along with Scott's body, several months after his death and just 11 miles from base camp and safety.


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    Title
    The Last Expedition
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Introduction by Sir Ranulph Fiennes
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 544
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099561385
    ISBN 10: 0099561387
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11600
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJC
    BIC subject category V2: BJ
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    Abridged Dewey: 910
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 11
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MTS
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO023000, LCO010000, LCO011000
    BIC subject category V2: WTLP
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJC, 1MTS
    DC23: 919.8904092
    BIC subject category V2: CTK
    BISAC V2.8: LCO015000
    LC classification: G850.S36 S36 2012
    Thema V1.0: DNB, DND, RGR, WTLP
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1MTS
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MPBA
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    Vintage Classics
    Publication date
    01 April 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Robert Falcon Scott was born in 1868. He became a naval cadet at the age of 13 and he was made a full lieutenant in the Royal Navy in 1889. The Royal Geographical Society appointed him to command the National Antarctic Expedition of 1901-1904. The expedition set sail on the Discovery and reached further south than anyone before. Scott returned to Britain as a national hero. In 1910 Captain Scott organised a second expedition to sail to the Antarctic on board the Terra Nova. On the 17th January 1912 the party reached the pole, only to find that they had been beaten by the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen. Scott and his companions died on their march back to safety on 29 March 1912.Eight months later, a search party found the tent, the bodies and Scott's journals. The journals were first published in 1913.
    Review quote
    "The death of Captain Oates ("I am just going outside and may be some time") and Scott's last entry ("For God's sake look after our people") have become the stuff of legend, but what stands out is his skill as a writer. Unlike Amundsen, who simply raced to the South Pole, Scott took a more leisurely, scientific interest in everything he saw, making notes on the "green ghostly light" of dawn, the changeable weather, the blizzards, the penguins, the killer whales, even his own dogs and ponies. He has nothing but praise for his men" Guardian
    Back cover copy
    WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY SIR RANULPH FIENNES 'The stuff of legend, but what stands out is Scott's skill as a writer' Guardian The Last Expedition is Captain Scott's gripping account of his expedition to the South Pole in 1910-12. It was meant to be a voyage of scientific discovery and a heroic exploration of the last unconquered wilderness. Scott's expedition, carried in the Terra Nova, pitted him and his team not only against the elements but also against the Norwegian explorer, Amundsen. Ultimately, Scott was beaten by both. The journals are full of incident and drama, courage and endurance, hope and bitter disappointment. These journals were found, along with Scott's body, several months after his death and just 11 miles from base camp and safety. 'A damn good read' Literary Review See also: The Worst Journey in the World