The Voyage of the 'Discovery', Volume 1

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A truly superb historical account, "Voyage" thoroughly maps all aspects of Scott's voyage, from choosing sled dogs to setting up meteorological equipment, to holing up in a three-man sleeping bag in a ... Read full review

The voyage of the Discovery

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This is a facsimile of the original 1905 two-volume chronicle of British explorer Scott's first journey to Antarctica, from 1901 to 1904. The text is buttressed with 270 photos and illustrations of ... Read full review

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Page 284 - The wintry hedge was black ; The green grass was not seen ; The birds did rest On the bare thorn's breast, Whose roots, beside the pathway track, Had bound their folds o'er many a crack Which the frost had made between.
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Page 100 - What light remained was reflected in a ghostly glimmer from the white surface of the pack; now and again a white Snow Petrel flitted through the gloom, the grinding of the floes against the ship's side was mingled with the more subdued hush of their rise and fall on the long swell, and for the first time we felt something of the solemnity of these great Southern solitudes.
Page 81 - The objects of the expedition are : (a) to determine, as far as possible, the nature, condition, and extent of that portion of the South Polar lands which is included in the scope of your expedition, and...
Page 459 - In my mind no journey ever made with dogs can approach the height of that fine conception which is realised when a party of men go forth to face hardships, dangers, and difficulties with their own unaided efforts, and by days and weeks of hard physical labour succeed in solving some problem of the great unknown. Surely in this case the conquest is more nobly and splendidly won.
Page 163 - Thence winding eastward to the Tartar's coast, She sweeps the howling margin of the main ; Where, undissolving, from the first of time, Snows swell on snows amazing to the sky ; And icy mountains high, on mountains piled, Seem to the shivering sailor from afar, Shapeless and white, an atmosphere of clouds.
Page 267 - In one way or another each journey had been a failure ; we had little or nothing to show for our labours. The errors were patent ; food, clothing, everything was wrong, the whole system was bad. It was clear that there would have to be a thorough reorganisation before the spring, and it was well to think that before us lay a long winter in which this might be effected.
Page 179 - PM, when suddenly the ice-cliff turned to the east, and, becoming more and more irregular, continued in that direction for about five miles, when it again turned sharply to the north. Into the deep bay thus formed we ran, and as we approached the ice which lay ahead and to the eastward of us, we saw that it differed in character from anything we had yet seen. The ice-foot descended to varying heights of ten or twenty feet above the water, and behind it the snow surface rose in long undulating slopes...
Page 190 - of being the first aeronaut to make an ascent in the Antarctic Regions, perhaps somewhat selfishly, I chose for myself, and...
Page 341 - And the bright beams of frosty morning dance Along the spangling snow. There tracks of blood Even to the forest's depth, and scattered arms, And lifeless warriors, whose hard lineaments Death's self could change not, mark the dreadful path Of the outsallying victors : far behind, Black ashes note where their proud city stood.

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