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The Worst Journey in the World (Penguin Classics)

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ISBN13: 9780143039389
ISBN10: 0143039385
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andldquo;This book is as autobiographical as it is biographical . . . a book that juxtaposes two adventurers, one with her own challenges still unfolding and the other with his position fixed in history . . . a book worthy of the centenary celebration of Amundsenandrsquo;s trek to the South Pole.andrdquo;andmdash;San Francisco Chronicle

Today the North and South Poles are home to research stations and film crews, but just a century ago they were forbidding lands seldom seen by human eyes. Those who journeyed there were the last true explorers, and one of the most successful ever was Roald Amundsen. Known as andldquo;the last of the Vikings,andrdquo; the Norwegian-born Amundsen began his career of adventure at age fifteen and by forty had become the first man to successfully navigate the Northwest Passage, and to reach both the North and South Poles.

As a girl, Lynne Cox read of Amundsenandrsquo;s exploits, which inspired her to follow her own adventurous dreams of open-water swimming. Here, she gives an account of Amundsenandrsquo;s life and expeditions while detailing her own experiences swimming (without a wetsuit) in the same polar regions he first explored. At once a biography, history, and memoir, South with the Sun holds something for any lover of adventure.

andldquo;Not to miss . . . It's fascinating to read about the Norwegian hardman through the eyes of Cox.andrdquo;andmdash;Outside

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Lynne Cox, adventurer and swimmer, author of Swimming to Antarctica (and#8220;grippingand#8221; and#8212;Sports Illustrated) and Grayson (and#8220;wondrous, and unforgettableand#8221; and#8212;Carl Hiaasen), gives us in South with the Sun a full-scale account of the explorerand#8217;s life and expeditions.

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The 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

About the Author

Apsley Cherry-Garrard (1886–1959) is best known as a member of Robert Falcon Scot‛s expedition team and for this travelogue of his Antarctic experiences. Caroline Alexander is the author of the New York Times bestseller about Ernest Shackleton, The Endurance, and The Bounty, among other books. She lives in New Hampshire.

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mistymarloes, April 2, 2009 (view all comments by mistymarloes)
I'm only on page 230 of the book . My grandfather befriended hi and went on a cruise with him in 1939. They were in constant touch with each other and visited each others homes on an annual basis. This book is autographed by him and is with a letter from him .It is only now that I have got around to reading the book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780143039389
Introduction:
Alexander, Caroline
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Introduction by:
Alexander, Caroline
Introduction:
Alexander, Caroline
Author:
Alexander, Caroline
Author:
Cox, Lynne
Author:
Cherry-Garrard, Apsley
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Discovery and exploration
Subject:
British
Subject:
Polar Regions
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Antarctica Discovery and exploration.
Subject:
Scott, Robert Falcon - Travel - Antarctica
Subject:
Arctic and Antarctic-General
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
20060131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
58 b/w photos throughout
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 x 0.76 in 0.65 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Lynne Cox, adventurer and swimmer, author of Swimming to Antarctica (and#8220;grippingand#8221; and#8212;Sports Illustrated) and Grayson (and#8220;wondrous, and unforgettableand#8221; and#8212;Carl Hiaasen), gives us in South with the Sun a full-scale account of the explorerand#8217;s life and expeditions.
"Synopsis" by ,

The 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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