Captain Scott

Captain Scott

Book - 2003
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Sir Ranulph Fiennes is uniquely qualified to write a new biography of Captain Scott. This will be the first biography of Scott by someone who has experienced the deprivations, the stress and the sheer physical pain that Scott lived through; he 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.

Written with the energy and style that have made Fiennes' other books so popular, SCOTT is one of the major publishing events of 2003.

Publisher: London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2003.
ISBN: 9780340826973
Branch Call Number: 919.8904092 Scott -F 3701ma 1
Characteristics: xiii, 508 pages : illustrations (some color), 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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