|02-26-2008, 09:27 PM||#1|
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Cherry-Garrard, Apsley: THE WORST JOURNEY IN THE WORLD. v1, 26 Feb 2008
As Apsley Cherry-Garrard states in his introduction to the harrowing story of the Scott expedition to the South Pole, "Polar Exploration is at once the cleanest and most isolated way of having a bad time which has been devised." Cherry-Garrard's The Worst Journey in the World is a gripping account of an expedition gone disastrously wrong. The youngest member of Scott's team, the author was later part of the rescue party that eventually found the frozen bodies of Scott and three men who had accompanied Scott on the final push to the Pole. These deaths would haunt Cherry-Garrard for the rest of his life as he questioned the decisions he had made and the actions he had taken in the days leading up to the Polar Party's demise.
Prior to this sad denouement, Cherry-Garrard's account is filled with details of scientific discovery and anecdotes of human resilience in a harsh environment. Each participant in the Scott expedition is brought fully to life. Cherry-Garrard's recollections are supported by diary excerpts and accounts from other teammates. Despite the sad fate of Scott, the reader will grudgingly agree with the closing words of The Worst Journey in the World: "Exploration is the physical expression of the Intellectual Passion. And I tell you, if you have the desire for knowledge and the power to give it physical expression, go out and explore.... If you march your Winter Journeys you will have your reward, so long as all you want is a penguin's egg.
With Panoramas, Maps, And Illustrations By The Late Doctor Edward A. Wilson And Other Members Of The Expedition.
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|02-26-2008, 09:36 PM||#2|
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Re the unwanted underlinings. If they are faulty notes or links then they are easy to get rid of. These can be deleted using the 'Notes and Links' feature (In the 'Edit' menu.) Just highlight the unwanted note or link and then click 'remove'. It will then become ordinary text.
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