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Deb: Geographer, Scientist, Antarctic Explorer. A biography of Frank Debenham

Deb: Geographer, Scientist, Antarctic Explorer. A biography of Frank Debenham

By Peter Speak

Frank Debenham - 'Deb' to all who knew him - was one of the yougest members of Scott's Terra Nova expedition of 1910-1913. Largely overlooked by history, he was nevertheless at the heart of that great adventure, during which he had his own life-threatening experiences. He was destined to go on to far greater things, for which he was awarded both the OBE and the Polar Medal, and to make his mark indelibly on Cambridge history. This thoroughly researched account is supported by illuminating extracts of correspondence, as well as numerous photographs and maps, some published here for the first time.

Published: 2008 by Polar Publishing Limited, Guildford, Surrey, UK

Price: 10  (VAT not chargeable)

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Discovery Illustrated

Discovery Illustrated

By David Wilson and J. V. Skelton

500 images from one of the great heroic age Antarctic Expeditions with diary quotations from Chief Engineer R.A. Skelton and Dr E.A Wilson.
All Royalties will be donated to support the work of the Scott Polar Research Institute.

Published: 2001 by Reardon Publishing, Cheltenham, England

Price: 39.95  (VAT not chargeable)

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Scott and Charcot at the Col du Lautaret

Scott and Charcot at the Col du Lautaret

By S Aubert, J Skelton, Y Frenot, A Bignon

After their first Antarctic expeditions, at the beginning of the 1900s, Captain Scott and Dr Charcot were well acquainted with the extreme difficulties od transporting hundreds of kilos of equipment and supplies through snow and ice on sledges pulled by animals or men. They were both seeking alternative methods of traction and were actively developing motorised sledges. However, before returning to Antarctica, they needed to find a place to test their prototypes in severe conditions. The Alps were a natural choice and they settled on the Col du Lautaret, at about 6,800ft in altitude but accessible in winter through a high mountain road, where the trials took place in March 1908 with engines built by the De Dion-Bouton Company.

Following Scott's tragic death, Charcot had a cairn erected in homage to him in the Alpine Garden at the Col du Lautaret in 1913. The cairn was re-erected on a new site in 1921, to which the garden was also moved shortly afterwards. Today, the Alpine and polar worlds continue to be linked through joint research in glaciology and ecology.

Published: 2014 by Lautaret Alpine Botanical Garden

Price: 10  (VAT not chargeable)

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South Polar Times I-III

South Polar Times I-III

By Robert Falcon Scott

The South Polar Times was a magazine created by members of Captain Scott’s two expeditions to entertain themselves during the four months of Antarctic winter. Typed up, and illustrated with paintings, sketches and photographs, each issue was read aloud to all hands. They contain a mixture of the ‘grave and gay’, serious reports on the weather or fauna interspersed with cartoons, songs and articles that poke fun at members of the expedition. Together the material gives us an unsurpassed sense of their community.

There were four volumes in all (two expeditions with two winters) each with four issues. The original Volumes 1 and II from the Discovery expedition were given to the Royal Geographical Society and were both published in 1907 (250 copies of each), but after the Terra Nova expedition only Volume III was published (300 copies) in 1914. The original is in the British Library along with Scott’s diary. Volumes I, II and III were republished in 2002. The manuscript for Volume IV is held in the Scott Polar Research Institute and was published for the first time in 2010 by John Bonham, in an edition uniform with the 2002 set, with Ann Savours' masterly introduction to all four volumes.

Published: 2010 by Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, England

Price: 600  (VAT not chargeable)

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Terra Nova: Scott's Last Expedition

Terra Nova: Scott's Last Expedition

By Beau Riffenburgh

Robert Falcon Scott's British Antarctic (Terra Nova) Expedition included some of the most famous events in polar history. Beaten to the South Pole by Roald Amundsen, the tragic deaths of Scott, Wilson, Bowers, Oates and Evans on the return journey still resonate today. The Terra Nova expedition was also one of the first great scientific efforts in the Antarctic; its Northern Party spent the harshest winter in the history of exploration; and the first long trek executed in mid-winter was so terrible that it became known as "the worst journey in the world". This booklet examines the context and events of that fateful expedition.

Published: 2011 by Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, England

Price: 7.95  (VAT not chargeable)

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The Worst Journey Graphic Novel

The Worst Journey Graphic Novel

By Sarah Airriess

Making Our Easting Down is the first in what will be a four-volume full-colour graphic serialisation of The Worst Journey in the World, made in cooperation with the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge.
To purchase this item online, please follow the link below:

https://onlinesales.admin.cam.ac.uk/product-catalogue/products/schools-faculties-departments-and-institutions/scott-polar-research-institute/the-worst-journey-graphic-novel

215x151mm
220pp.; of which 149 are full-colour comic and 54 are annotations.

Published: 2022 by Indie Novella

Price: 18.99  (VAT not chargeable)

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