The Worst Journey in the World (Illustrated Edition)

Author: Apsley Cherry-Garrard,General Press

Publisher: GENERAL PRESS

ISBN: 9354993656

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 932

View: 9900


First published in 1922, ‘The Worst Journey in the World’ is a memoir by Apsley Cherry-Garrard, an English explorer of Antarctica, who was a member of the Terra Nova expedition. It recounts the compelling tale of Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated race to the South Pole. Apsley Cherry-Garrard, the most youthful member of the party, presents sharp descriptions of each of his companions. Their journal entries complement his portrayal, delivering striking viewpoints on the expedition's risks and difficulties as well as its inspiring examples of positiveness, resilience, and selflessness. This edition of the adventure classic features many pages of vintage illustrations. "The Worst Journey in the World is to travel writing what War and Peace is to the novel . . . a masterpiece."—The New York Review of Books

The Worst Journey in the World

Author: Apsley Cherry-Garrard

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099530376

Category: Antarctic regions

Page: 720

View: 7462


The Worst Journey in the World is a gripping account of an expedition gone disastrously wrong. One of the youngest members of Scott's team, Apsley Cherry-Garrard was later part of the rescue party that found the frozen bodies of Scott and the three men who had accompanied him on the final push to the Pole.

The Worst Journey in the World

Author: Apsley Cherry-Garrard

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143039385

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 640

View: 1766


A firsthand account of Scott's disastrous Antarctic expedition The Worst Journey in the World recounts Robert Falcon Scott’s ill-fated expedition to the South Pole. Apsley Cherry-Garrard—the youngest member of Scott’s team and one of three men to make and survive the notorious Winter Journey—draws on his firsthand experiences as well as the diaries of his compatriots to create a stirring and detailed account of Scott’s legendary expedition. Cherry himself would be among the search party that discovered the corpses of Scott and his men, who had long since perished from starvation and brutal cold. It is through Cherry’s insightful narrative and keen descriptions that Scott and the other members of the expedition are fully memorialized. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Worst Journey in the World

Author: Apsley Cherry-Garrard

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486477320

Category: Travel

Page: 466

View: 9053


Published in 1922 by an expedition survivor, this riveting adventure classic recounts the ill-fated expedition to the South Pole led by Robert Falcon Scott. Journal entries by other expedition members complement the narrative, offering an incredible, unforgettable story of struggle and courage in the face of overwhelming odds.

The Worst Journey in the World

Author: Apsley Cherry-Garrard

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3845713194

Category: Travel

Page: 600

View: 2925


Dieses Buch enthält die Reiseerzählungen von Robert Falcon Scott's letzter Expedition, die ihn 1910 von England aus in die Antarktis verschlug, wo er zwei Jahre später tragischerweise ums Leben kam. Der Autor Apsley Cherry-Garrard war Teil des Expeditionsteams Scott's und fand zusammen mit anderen den Kapitän und andere erfroren auf. Die Expedition sollte die Männer britischer Herkunft noch vor dem Norweger Roald Asmundsen zum Südpol bringen, doch der Weg dorhin erwies sich als zu hart, sie schafften kaum ihr tägliches Kilometer-Pensum. Darüber hinaus bescherte ihnen die Antarktis zu dieser Zeit besonders harte Witterungsbedingungen, aufgrund derer das Team nach und nach der Kälte zum Opfer fiel. Dieser Reiseroman beschreibt detailreich und erschütternd die Erlebnisse in Schnee und Eis, welche mit zahlreichen Bildern noch unterstützt werden.

The Worst Journey in the World

Author: Apsley Cherry-Garrard

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing

ISBN: 9780760757598

Category: Antarctica

Page: 613

View: 3139


"The Worst Journey in the World" recounts Robert Falcon Scotts ill-fated expedition to the South Pole. Apsley Cherry-Garrardthe youngest member of Scotts team and one of three men to make and survive the notorious Winter Journeydraws on his firsthand experiences as well as the diaries of his compatriots to create a stirring and detailed account of Scotts legendary expedition. Cherry himself would be among the search party that discovered the corpses of Scott and his men, who had long since perished from starvation and brutal cold. It is through Cherrys insightful narrative and keen descriptions that Scott and the other members of the expedition are fully memorialized.

The Worst Journey in the World

Author: Apsley Cherry-Garrard

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1626362254

Category: History

Page: 692

View: 3178


In 1910, hoping that the study of penguin eggs would provide an evolutionary link between birds and reptiles, a group of explorers left Cardiff by boat on Robert Falcon Scott’s expedition to Antarctica. Not all of them would return. Written by one of its survivors, The Worst Journey in the World tells the moving and dramatic story of the disastrous Scott expedition. Driven by an obsession for scientific knowledge, these brave polar explorers embarked on a journey into the unknown, testing their endurance by pushing themselves to the ultimate physical and mental limits as they surveyed the striking and mammoth land that lay far to the south. Their goal was to discover as much as was scientifically possible about the terrain and habitat of Antarctica, and to be the first to reach the South Pole. The party was plagued by bad luck, weather conditions of unanticipated ferocity, and the physical deterioration of the party itself on the last part of the journey. The youngest member of the team and its sole survivor, Apsley Cherry-Garrard gives a gripping account of Scott’s last expedition. The author was also part of the rescue team that eventually found the frozen bodies of Scott and the three men who had accompanied him on the final push to the Pole. These deaths would haunt him 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 expedition is brought fully to life. The author’s recollections are supported by diary excerpts and accounts from other teammates.