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    Description"The Worst Journey in the World" is a gripping account of an expedition gone disastrously wrong. One of the youngest members of Scott's team, Apsley Cherry-Garrard was later part of the rescue party that found the frozen bodies of Scott and the three men who had accompanied him on the final push to the Pole. Despite the horrors that Scott and his men eventually faced, Cherry-Garrard's account is filled with details of scientific discovery and anecdotes of human resilience in a harsh environment, supported by diary excerpts and accounts from other explorers. A masterpiece of travel writing, "The Worst Journey in the World" is the most celebrated and compelling of all the books on Antarctic exploration.


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    Title
    The Worst Journey In The World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Apsley Cherry-Garrard
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 720
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 42 mm
    Weight: 458 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099530374
    ISBN 10: 0099530376
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJC
    BIC subject category V2: BTP
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MTS
    DC22: 919.8904
    BISAC V2.8: HIS046000, HIS051000, BIO000000
    BIC subject category V2: WTLP
    BISAC V2.8: TRV020000
    Thema V1.0: WTH, DNB, RGR, WTLP, DNXP
    Illustrations note
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    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    Vintage Classics
    Publication date
    03 May 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Apsley Cherry-Garrard (1886-1959) was one of the youngest members of Captain Scott's final expedition to the Antarctic which he joined to collect the eggs of the Emperor penguin. After the expedition, Cherry-Garrard served in the First World War and was invalided home. With the zealous encouragement of his neighbour, George Bernard Shaw, Cherry-Garrard wrote The Worst Journey in the World (1922) in an attempt to overcome the horror of the journey. As the years unravelled he faced a terrible struggle against depression, breakdown and despair, haunted by the possibility that he could have saved Scott and his companions.
    Review quote
    "'The Worst Journey in the World is to travel what War and Peace is to the novel... a masterpiece'" New York Review of Books "The best polar book there is" Observer "Probably the best adventure yarn ever published" Independent "Remains the masterpiece of heroic travel" The Times "The finest book ever written about Antarctic exploration as well as a great literary classic" -- Peter Matthiessen