The Coldest March

The Coldest March : Scott's Fatal Antarctic Expedition

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This title tells the tragic story of Captain Robert Falcon Scott and his British team who in November 1911 began a trek across the snows of Antarctica, striving to be the first to reach the South Pole. After marching and skiing more than 900 miles, the men reached the Pole in January 1912, only to suffer the terrible realization that a group of five Norwegians had been there a month earlier. Scott and his four companions died on the return journey. Whether they were courageous heroes or tragic incompetents has been debated ever since.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 408 pages
  • 164 x 242 x 30mm | 1,079.54g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • English
  • 5 maps, 71 b&w figures
  • 0522850235
  • 9780522850239
  • 1,316,387

About Susan Solomon

Susan Solomon is a senior scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Boulder, Colorado. The leader of the National Ozone Expedition, she was honoured with the U.S. National Medal of Science for her insights in explaining the Antarctic ozone hole. Among her many other distinctions is an Antarctic glacier named in her honour. To find out more about the author visit the Coldest March website - http-//www.coldestmarch.com/show more

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