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Old 03-04-2009, 09:22 AM   #1
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If you like photographs....

....you may like these From the BBC website
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Old 03-05-2009, 02:41 AM   #3
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Cherry-Garrard, Apsley: THE WORST JOURNEY IN THE WORLD

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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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Old 03-05-2009, 02:48 AM   #4
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Makes me want to read..

Cherry-Garrard, Apsley: THE WORST JOURNEY IN THE WORLD

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It's a great book!

I nominated it for this month's book club read - but it didn't make it.
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Old 03-05-2009, 02:55 AM   #5
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OK, got it. Now in holding pattern and waiting until it's time to relaod the reader's "NEXT" folder so it will be first in the new to-be-read list
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