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Scott of the Antarctic: A Biography

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Publisher Comments:

A compelling narrative drive. . . . It's all here: Scott and his party lost on the featureless Antarctic plateau; Scott falling into a crater; frostbite, snow blindness, the unimaginable cold.

--National Geographic

Masterly. . . engrossing. . . . The most balanced biography of Scott] yet. . . . Crane's stylish prose is a sheer pleasure.

--The New York Times Book Review

A volume of its own epic proportions, using a historian's depth and research perspective, leaving few stones unturned in pursuit of painting a thorough picture of the times and the intrigue and pressures of mounting such ventures. --The Providence Journal

Exhaustive. . . . Crane] finds in Scott not a hapless adventurer but a hero for our times.--Men's Vogue

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Synopsis:

An illuminating biography of Robert Falcon Scott draws on the explorer's own diaries and letters, as well as firsthand observations by participants in the Antarctic expeditions, to reassess Scott's life and scientific contributions, provide fresh perspectives on his journeys, and examine the challenges he faced in his personal life. Reprint.

Synopsis:

David Crane read history and English at Oxford University before becoming a lecturer at universities in Holland, Japan, and Africa. He lives in northwest Scotland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307490568
Subtitle:
A Life of Courage and Tragedy
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Crane, David
Author:
David Crane
Subject:
History : Polar Regions
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Scientists - General
Subject:
Polar Regions
Subject:
Adventurers & Explorers
Subject:
Historical - British
Subject:
Explorers
Subject:
British
Subject:
Explorers -- Great Britain.
Subject:
Scott, Robert Falcon
Subject:
Arctic and Antarctic-General
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Exploration-Antarctic
Subject:
Travel Writing-Arctic/Antarctic
Subject:
Travel Writing-Arctic and Antarctic
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20071106
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
608

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Biography » Historical
Biography » Science and Technology
History and Social Science » Arctic and Antarctic » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

Scott of the Antarctic: A Biography
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Product details 608 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307490568 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An illuminating biography of Robert Falcon Scott draws on the explorer's own diaries and letters, as well as firsthand observations by participants in the Antarctic expeditions, to reassess Scott's life and scientific contributions, provide fresh perspectives on his journeys, and examine the challenges he faced in his personal life. Reprint.
"Synopsis" by , David Crane read history and English at Oxford University before becoming a lecturer at universities in Holland, Japan, and Africa. He lives in northwest Scotland.
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