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    DescriptionThe Worst Journey in the World recounts Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated expedition to the South Pole. Apsley Cherry-Garrard--the youngest member of Scott's team and one of three men to make and survive the notorious Winter Journey--draws on his firsthand experiences as well as the diaries of his compatriots to create a stirring and detailed account of Scott's legendary expedition. Cherry himself would be among the search party that discovered the corpses of Scott and his men, who had long since perished from starvation and brutal cold. It is through Cherry's insightful narrative and keen descriptions that Scott and the other members of the expedition are fully memorialized.First time in Penguin Classics

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    The Worst Journey in the World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Apsley Cherry-Garrard, Introduction by Caroline Alexander
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 573
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    ISBN 13: 9780143039389
    ISBN 10: 0143039385

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: RGR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    B&T General Subject: 800
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    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    BIC subject category V2: HBTP
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    BIC subject category V2: HBJQ
    DC22: 919.8904
    B&T Approval Code: A19200000
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000, HIS046000
    DC21: 919.8904
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS051000
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    LC classification: G850 1910 .S465 2005
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Penguin USA
    Publication date
    01 March 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Caroline Alexander has written for The New Yorker, Granta, Conde Nast Traveler, Smithsonian, Outside, and National Geographic and is the author of four previous books.
    Review quote
    "The Worst Journey in the World is to travel writing what War and Peace is to the novel... a masterpiece." --The New York Review of Books
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    Perhaps the greatest first-hand account of polar exploration. In his introduction to the harrowing story of the Scott expedition to the South Pole, Apsley Cherry-Garrard states that "Polar Exploration is at once the cleanest and most isolated way of having a bad time which has been devised." This is his gripping account of an expedition gone disastrously wrong. One of the youngest members of Scott's team, the author was later part of the rescue party that eventually found the frozen bodies of Scott and three men who had accompanied him on the final push to the Pole. Prior to this sad denouement, 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. Summing up the reasons for writing the book, Cherry-Garrard says: "To me, and perhaps to you, the interest in this story is the men, and it is the spirit of the men, "the response of the spirit," which is interesting rather than what they did or failed to do: except in a superficial sense, they never failed... It is a story about human minds with all kinds of ideas and questions involved, which stretch beyond the furthest horizons."