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The Voyage of the Discovery

The Voyage of the Discovery
2 Volume Set

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Polar Exploration

  • Date Published: July 2014
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108075060

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  • At the outset of the twentieth century, Antarctica was scarcely explored or understood. Penetrating the pack ice in the purpose-built Discovery, the British National Antarctic Expedition (1901–4) established a base in McMurdo Sound, enabling scientists and sledging parties to significantly push back the boundaries of the unknown. Published in 1905, this acclaimed two-volume work by the naval officer and expedition leader Robert Falcon Scott (1868–1912) recounts the trials, errors and achievements of an undertaking which laid the foundations for future research and Scott's later journey to the South Pole. The work is greatly enhanced by many photographs as well as illustrations by the doctor, zoologist and artist Edward A. Wilson (1872–1912). Volume 1 traces the expedition's preparatory phases and the voyage from England to Antarctica via New Zealand. Volume 2 opens with the sledging journey made by Scott, Wilson and Ernest Shackleton which reached an unprecedented southern latitude.

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    • Date Published: July 2014
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108075060
    • length: 1492 pages
    • dimensions: 275 x 215 x 44 mm
    • weight: 1.75kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1:
    1. Historical
    2. Preparation
    3. Voyage to New Zealand
    4. Southward ho!
    5. Along the Great Barrier
    6. Finding winter quarters
    7. Preparing for winter
    8. The polar winter
    9. Winter passing away
    10. History and development of sledge travelling
    11. Typical sledging experiences
    12. The spring journeys of 1902. Volume 2:
    13. Journey to the farthest south
    14. Return from the far south
    15. What had happened during our absence in the south
    16. Our second winter
    17. Commencement of our second sledging season
    18. Return from the west
    19. Escape from the ice
    20. Homeward bound
    General survey of our observations
    Appendix.

  • Author

    Robert F. Scott

    Illustrated by

    E. A. Wilson

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