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    DescriptionThis is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.


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    Title
    The Worst Journey in the World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Apsley Cherry-Garrard
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 712
    Width: 254 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 40 mm
    Weight: 1,556 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780559086427
    ISBN 10: 0559086423
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: WTH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: RGR
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QMP
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HBTP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: D
    BIC subject category V2: HBJQ
    BISAC V2.8: HIS046000
    DC21: 919.8904
    Abridged Dewey: 900
    BISAC V2.8: HIS051000, HIS000000, TRV020000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QMP
    Publisher
    BiblioLife
    Imprint name
    BiblioLife
    Publication date
    30 April 2009
    Back cover copy
    "Polar exploration is at once the cleanest and most isolated way of having a bad time that has ever been devised" wrote Apsley Cherry-Garrard in a deceptively jaunty introduction to this classic story of bravery and fortitude first published in 1922. The story he relates is of Scott's last expedition to the Antarctic. From its departure from England in 1910 to its arrival in New Zealand in 1913, it is one of the most famous and tragic in the annals of exploration. Driven by an obsession for scientific knowledge, these brave polar explorers embarked on a journey into the unknown, testing their endurance by pushing themselves to the ultimate physical and mental limits as they surveyed the striking and mammoth land that lay far to the south.
    Cherry-Garrard was himself a member of the expedition that had two goals: to discover as much as was scientifically possible about the terrain and habitat of Antarctica, and to be the first to reach the South Pole. The party was plagued by bad luck, weather conditions of unanticipated ferocity, and the physical deterioration of the party on the last part of the journey. Confronted by the shattering knowledge that Roald Amundsen had reached the South Pole a month before them, Scott's party then had to negotiate the last, heroic part of their journey, a doomed attempt which has entered modern mythology.
    The Worst Journey in the World is the inside story of this most famous of journeys and is truly one of the best and most moving books of travel ever written. Join Scott's expedition as he and his team venture deep into the frozen unknown. This volume is the second in the continuing series of Explorers Club Classic books.