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On November 12, 1912, a rescue team trekking across Antarctica's Great Ice Barrier finally found what they sought -- the snow-covered tent of the British explorer Robert Falcon Scott. Inside, they made a grim discovery: Scott's frozen body lay between those of two fellow explorers. They had died just eleven miles from the depot of supplies that might have saved them. The remaining two members of the party were nowhere in sight, but Scott's eloquent diary revealed their nightmarishly similar fate. It is a story that continues to haunt the popular imagination, and which has never been told more grippingly or with greater compassion than in this book.

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A First Rate Tragedy
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A First Rate Tragedy: Captain Scott's Antarctic Expeditions
November 2001, ISIS Audio Books
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A First Rate Tragedy
March 1, 1999, Constable and Robinson
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A First Rate Tragedy: Robert Falcon Scott and the Race to the South Pole
November 1998, Houghton Mifflin Company
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A First Rate Tragedy

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On November 12, 1912, a rescue team trekking across Antarctica's Great Ice Barrier finally found what they sought -- the snow-covered tent of the British explorer Robert Falcon Scott. Inside, they made a grim discovery: Scott's frozen body lay between those of two fellow explorers. They had died just eleven miles from the depot of supplies that might have saved them. The remaining two members of the party were nowhere in sight, but Scott's eloquent diary revealed their nightmarishly similar fate. It is a story that continues to haunt the popular imagination, and which has never been told more grippingly or with greater compassion than in this book.

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THE HISTORY of Antarctic exploration is a curious story of bursts of activity succeeded by long periods of apathy and neglect.
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Classifications

Library of Congress G850 1910.S4 P74 1997
Dewey 919.8/9

A First Rate Tragedy

New Ed edition

This edition published in by Constable and Robinson


The Physical Object

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Paperback
Number of pages
256

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Open Library
OL9866239M
ISBN 10
0094795304
ISBN 13
9780094795303
OCLC/WorldCat
59395617
Library Thing
3251986
Goodreads
2206065

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