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Scott of the Antarctic: A Life of Courage and Tragedy

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Publisher Comments:

Historian David Crane, with full access to the explorers papers, diaries, and expedition records, gives us an illuminating portrait of Robert Falcon Scott that is more nuanced and balanced than any we have had before.

In reassessing Scotts life, Crane is able to provide a fresh perspective on not only the Discovery expedition of 1901—4 and the Terra Nova expedition of 1910—13, but his remarkable scientific achievements and the challenges of his tumultuous private life. Neither foolhardy dilettante, nor the last romantic champion of his age, Scott is presented as a man of indomitable courage and questionable judgment. The result is an absolutely compelling portrait of a complicated hero.

About the Author

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:
9781400031412
Author:
Crane, David
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Subject:
Polar Regions
Subject:
Adventurers & Explorers
Subject:
Historical - British
Subject:
Explorers
Subject:
British
Subject:
Explorers -- Great Britain.
Subject:
Scott, Robert Falcon
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
biography;antarctica;robert falcon scott;history
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20071131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 PP. BandW, 9 MAPS
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
7.92x5.28x1.22 in. 1.20 lbs.

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