Captain Scott

Captain Scott

Book - 2003
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Having experienced the deprivations, the stress and the sheer physical pain that Scott endured, Sir Ranulph Fiennes is well qualified to write the biography of Captain Scott. He tells the story of Scott's life and discusses how his achievements have been viewed after his death.

Blackwell North Amer
Sir Ranulph Fiennes is uniquely qualified to write a new biography of Captain Scott. For the first time Scott's story is told by someone who has experienced the deprivations, the stress and the sheer physical pain that Scott lived through. Fiennes has suffered all but the final tragedy endured by the much maligned Scott: he is determined to put the record straight.
As well as being the definitive biography of Scott, written with the full and exclusive co-operation of the Scott estate, this book traces the way that Scott's reputation has been attacked and his achievements distorted.

Publisher: London : Hodder & Stoughton, c2003
ISBN: 9780340826973
Branch Call Number: 919.8904 Fie
Characteristics: xiii, 508 p. : ill., maps


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thebeadedlady Jan 24, 2011

This biography is written by the experienced polar trekker Ranulph Fiennes, who is able to give his insight into Scott's explorations, and helps dispel some of the myths surrounding Scott and his expeditions. It is a fascinating account, accompanied by some of the original photos taken at the time. Scott is famous for "losing" the race to the South Pole, however his expeditions added so much to science at the time, including helping to prove that Antarctica is an continent.

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