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Antarctic Explorer and War Hero - Surgeon Captain Edward Leicester Atkinson (1881-1929) DSO AM MRCS LRCP Royal Navy - The Man who found Captain Scott

Antarctic Explorer and War Hero - Surgeon Captain Edward Leicester Atkinson (1881-1929) DSO AM MRCS LRCP Royal Navy - The Man who found Captain Scott

By Michael C. Tarver

This is the first ever biography of Dr. Atkinson, who found himself the senior Royal Navy Officer in command during that last year of crisis, when expedition members had failed to return.
The author analysis that fateful southern journey and reveals in detail the many events that culminated in the tragic outcome, which still raises many questions today. Read Scott’s last written instructions for the dog handlers and you can ask yourself, was sufficient action taken in consequence ? Could Scott and his party have been saved ? Atkinson went on to serve in the Great War at Gallipoli and on the Western Front with the Howitzer Brigade, Royal Marine Artillery. He was again severely wounded in an explosion aboard a warship and later served in the Russian Campaign. It is a story of adventure, crisis, grit and determination.”
In hardback, 176 pages, 75 photos., maps and plans.

Signed by the author.

Published: 2015 by Pendragon Maritime Publications - Brixham

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Antarctica Unveiled - Scott's First Expedition and the Quest for the Unknown Continent, with a Foreword by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

Antarctica Unveiled - Scott's First Expedition and the Quest for the Unknown Continent, with a Foreword by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

By David Yelverton

Based on over fifteen years of research, Antarctica Unveiled tells the story of Robert Falcon Scott's first Antarctic expedition, and expedition that has largely been erased from public perception by the mass attention devoted to the drama of his last expedition.

David E. Yelverton first recounts the half-century of campaigning that led to a pan European assault on the unknown continent at the dawn of the twentieth century. The book takes the reader along on the Discovery Expedition and into the terrain that faced Scott and his companions they led parties into unknown-and often dauntingly mountainous-territory to bring back the data and specimens that launched a century of research. Moreover. Yelverton analyzes the inexorable factors that governed Scott's conduct of the expedition and contrasts the poignant erosion of his hopes with the achievement of goals-proof that the Antarctic Continent existed and the location of the South Magnetic Pole-to which the expedition's patrons attached their greatest hopes.

The book concludes with an account of the buildup of the race for the Pole that was the almost inevitable aftermath of Scott's achievement. Illustrated with more than 40 remarkable black-and-white photographs, Antarctica Unveiled is a must for the armchair traveler, historian, and Antarctic enthusiast.

Published: 2000 by University Press of Colorado, USA

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Birdie Bowers - Captain Scott's Marvel

Birdie Bowers - Captain Scott's Marvel

By Anne Strathie

Henry ‘Birdie’ Bowers realised his life’s ambition when he was selected for Captain Scott’s Terra Nova expedition to the Antarctic, yet he also met his death on the journey.

Born to a sea-faring father and adventurous mother on the Firth of Clyde, Bowers’ boyhood obsession with travel and adventure took him round the world several times and his life appears, with hindsight, to have been a ceaseless preparation for his ultimate, Antarctic challenge. Although just 5ft 4in, he was a bundle of energy; knowledgeable, indefatigable and the ultimate team player. In Scott’s words, he was ‘a marvel’.

This new biography, drawing on Bowers’ letters, journals and previously neglected material, sheds new light on Bowers and tells the full story of the hardy naval officer who could always lift his companions’ spirits.

Published: 2012 by The History Press Ltd

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CAPTAIN SCOTT'S INVALUABLE ASSISTANT - EDGAR EVANS

CAPTAIN SCOTT'S INVALUABLE ASSISTANT - EDGAR EVANS

By Isobel Williams

Petty Officer Edgar Evans was Captain Scott's 'giant worker' and his 'invaluable assistant'. He went with Scott on both the British Antarctic Expeditions of the early 1900s - The Discovery expedition of 1901 and the Terra Nova expediton in 1910 - distinguishing himself on both. In 1903, with Scott, Edgar made the first long and arduous sortie onto the Plateau of Victoria Land. The journey highlighted Edgar's common sense, strength, courage, wit and unflappability. Thus it came as no surprise when, in 1911, Edgar was chosen by Scott to be one of the five men to go on the final attempt at the South Pole.

Published: 2012 by The History Press Ltd

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The Coldest March - Scott's Fatal Antarctic Expedition

The Coldest March - Scott's Fatal Antarctic Expedition

By Susan Solomon

Scott's fatal antarctic expedition.

Published: 2001 by Yale University Press, New Haven and London

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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

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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

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Had We Lived, After Captain Scott

Had We Lived, After Captain Scott

By Richard Jopling

Apsley Cherry-Garrard was the youngest member of Captain Scott's fateful last expedition. While the returning Scott and his two companions lay freezing to death in the bitter Antarctic winter, young "Cherry" was detailed to see if he could find them and help them back to base.

His failure to press on and find them, despite their relative proximity, left him with a sense of guilt which affected him and his relationships for the remainder of his life.

Published: 2012 by YouCaxton Publications

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In the Antarctic

In the Antarctic

By Frank Debenham

Stories of Scott's Last Expedition.

Published: 2001 by The Erskine Press

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S.S. Terra Nova (1884-1943). From the Arctic to the Antarctic. Whaler, Sealer and Polar Exploration Ship

S.S. Terra Nova (1884-1943). From the Arctic to the Antarctic. Whaler, Sealer and Polar Exploration Ship

By Michael C. Tarver

This is the story of one of Britain's most famous expedition ships put together from accounts recorded by men who sailed in her. It covers a sixty year history of the ship built at Dundee by a famous Scottish shipbuilding company for the late 19th century days of whaling and sealing before coal gas and electricity took over from animal oils in domestic and commercial use. 'Terra Nova' operated from her own port of Dundee and afterwards St. John's, Newfoundland, when a sea-going career in the sealfishery during those times brought a hard way of life with many human losses and tragedies.

Foreword by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal.

Published: 2006 by Pendragon Maritime Publications - Brixham

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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

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Scott of the Antarctic and Cardiff

Scott of the Antarctic and Cardiff

By Anthony M. Johnson

The Foreword to the book has been written by Sir Peter Scott, Scott's son.

"This monograph makes a welcome addition to our knowledge of Capt. Scott's second Antarctic Expedition - The British Antarctic Expedition (1910). For the first time due attention has been accorded to the role of Cardiff in the fortunes of the Expedition. The Cardiff Docksmen provided support for the enterprise on a scale quite unmatched by any town or group.

In this well researched study, it is suggested that without the support which derived from Cardiff, the Expedition would not have sailed, let alone have achieved the fame and fascination which its tragic ending continues to arouse. In recognition of Cardiff's special contribution to the Expedition, Capt Scott designated Cardiff as the port to which the Terra Nova would return at the end of her voyage.

Throughout the course of a careful examination of the unique connection between Cardiff and the British Antarctic Expedition (1910), there emerges much valuable information about the Docks and Civic communities in Cardiff in the early 1900s.".

Published: 2006 by The Captain Scott Society, Cardiff

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SCOTT'S LAST EXPEDITION

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

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Scott's Last Expedition

Scott's Last Expedition

By Robert Falcon Scott

The classic final letters and diary entries of Robert Falcon Scott, written in his last days, while trapped in a tiny tent by a raging blizzard on the Great Ice Barrier.

Published: 2011 by Wordsworth Classics

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SOUTH POLAR TIMES IV

SOUTH POLAR TIMES IV

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

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'These Rough Notes': Scott's Last Expedition

'These Rough Notes': Scott's Last Expedition

By Pamela Davis

Booklet from the Cambridge Review, November 1996.

Published: 1996 by The Cambridge Review, Cambridge, UK

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The Voyage of the Discovery

The Voyage of the Discovery

By Robert F Scott

"When I received the script of The Voyage of the Discovery I was amazed. I had only to read a few pages to realise that it was literature, unique of its kind .... Scott's mind was like a wax to receive an impression and like marble to retain it." So wrote Leonard Huxley, and he was not alone in his opinion. When this account of Scott's first Antarctic expedition appreared in 1905 the reviewers recognised it as a masterpiece and the first printing sold out immediately.
Scott is best known for his doomed last expedition in 1912, but it was this earlier voyage that truly began the opening up of the Antarctic continent and laid the groundwork for the 'Heroic Age' of Antarctic exploration.

Published: 2009 by

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The Wicked Mate

The Wicked Mate

By H.G.R King

The Antarctic Diary of Victor Campbell. History has rarely accorded as much attention to a single expedition as that given to the Terra Nova expedition 1910-13 led by Captain R.F Scott. The death of the Pole party and the success of Amundsen and his men has always been the main focus of interest - but what of the rest of Scott's men? In 1910 Scott sent six men, the Northern Party, under the command of Lieutenant Victor Campbell. The acquisition of Campbell's papers now allows a second account to be presented of that dreadful winter.

Published: 0 by Bluntisham Books, Huntingdon, England

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With Scott in the Antarctic

With Scott in the Antarctic

By Herbert Ponting

Herbert Ponting was the photographer on Captain Scott's Terra Nova expedition to the Antarctic in 1910-13. Based at the expedition hut at Cape Evans, Ponting spent the summers studying the continent's wildlife and landscape. He records close encounters with orcas and leopard seals on the ice at Cape Evans, expeditions to study Adelie penguins at Cape Royds and to track the movement of the nearby Barne Glacier, as well as the hazards of icebergs.

Ponting also reveals how the expedition passed the time during the long winter, describing the journey he took with Scott and the team who would attempt to reach the South Pole.

Ponting's tale, originally intended to be used by Scott for lectures and fundraising on his return, ranks as a classic of travel and exploration literature.

Published: 2014 by Amberley Publishing

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