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A First Rate Tragedy: Robert Falcon Scott and the Race to the South Pole

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On November 12, 1912, a rescue team trekking across Antarctica's Great Ice Barrier finally found what they sought — the snow-covered tent of the British explorer Robert Falcon Scott. Inside, they made a grim discovery: Scott's frozen body lay between those of two fellow explorers. They had died just eleven miles from the depot of supplies that might have saved them. The remaining two members of the party were nowhere in sight, but Scott's eloquent diary revealed their nightmarishly similar fate. It is a story that continues to haunt the popular imagination, and which has never been told more grippingly or with greater compassion than in this book.

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On November 12, 1912, a rescue team trekking across Antarctica's Great Ice Barrier found what they sought--the snow-covered tent of the British explorer Robert Falcon Scott. 3 maps. Two 8-page inserts.

About the Author

Diana Preston, a historian and broadcaster, is the author of the Road to Culloden Moor, a life of Bonnie Prince Charlie. She lives in London, England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618002016
Subtitle:
Robert Falcon Scott and the Race to the South Pole
Author:
Preston, Diana
Author:
Preston, Diana
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
Boston
Subject:
General
Subject:
Discovery and exploration
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
Explorers
Subject:
Polar Regions
Subject:
South pole
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Subject:
Explorers -- Great Britain.
Subject:
Scott, Robert Falcon
Subject:
Arctic and Antarctic-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
v. 4
Publication Date:
November 1999
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.69 in 0.81 lb

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History and Social Science » Arctic and Antarctic » General
History and Social Science » Exploration » Antarctic
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Travel » Travel Writing » Exploration

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"Synopsis" by , On November 12, 1912, a rescue team trekking across Antarctica's Great Ice Barrier found what they sought--the snow-covered tent of the British explorer Robert Falcon Scott. 3 maps. Two 8-page inserts.
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