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Antarctica Unveiled: Scott's First Expedition and the Quest for the Unknown Continent

David E. Yelverton ; with a foreword by HRH Philip, Duke of Edinburgh ; and an introduction by Robert Swan
Format
Book
Published
Boulder : University Press of Colorado, c2000.
Language
English
ISBN
0870815822 (alk. paper)
Contents
  • Prologue Prophets Before Their Time: The Fathers of the Conquest of Antarctica xxv
  • Part 1 Prelude to Achievement The Anguished Fulfillment of a Dream 1
  • 1 Science and the Dream of Discovery: The Genesis of a National Epic 3
  • 2 Long Road to Finance: Imperial Edict and Treasury Parsimony 7
  • 3 Ships for Dangerous Waters: Birth of the Discovery and the Gauss 13
  • 4 Preordained Strategies: Shaping of the British and German Plans 21
  • 5 Overture to Fame: Scott's Journey to Experience 30
  • 6 Disputed Ambitions: Gregory and the Leadership Challenge 45
  • 7 Ross's Successors Prepare: The Road to Cowes 52
  • Part 2 Scott's Opening Campaign: In Pursuit of the Great Enigma--Antarctic Continent or Archipelago? 69
  • 8 A Race Against Time: The Voyage to New Zealand 71
  • 9 To the Threshold of Destiny: Passage to a Frozen World 91
  • 10 Gateways to the Unknown: The Search for a Foothold 101
  • 11 An Icy Apprenticeship: A Disastrous Start 120
  • 12 Into a Darkened World: First Winter at Hut Point 141
  • 13 Best-Laid Schemes ...: The Birth and Compromise of Scott's Plan 156
  • 14 Blighting of the Southern Dream: Scott's Journey Toward the Pole 186
  • 15 Ramparts of Victoria Land: Armitage's Historic Ascent 201
  • 16 Reluctant Continent: The Glacier That Kept Its Secret 218
  • Part 3 Repulsed But Not Defeated: Prisoners of Ice and Money 231
  • 17 Hostages in a Frozen Trap: The Fate of the German Expedition 233
  • 18 Winter 1903--Season of Suspense: The Making of Scott's Second Chance 243
  • Part 4 Frustration Richly Redeemed: Scott's Second Campaign 255
  • 19 Slings and Arrows of Misfortune: The Thwarting of Scott's Start for the West 257
  • 20 Ephemeral Horizon: Barne and the Key to the Great Enigma 267
  • 21 Origin of Antarctica: Ferrar and the Continent's Hidden Sensation 275
  • 22 Riddle of the Barrier: Royds's Quest for the Eastern Shore 282
  • 23 Cape Crozier Mystery: Wilson and the Emperors' Secret 288
  • 24 In Search of a Phantom Coast: Scott's Record Journey on the Summit 297
  • 25 Escape to International Acclaim: Scott's Just Reward 309
  • Epilogue The Lure of the Pole: The Expedition's Fateful Legacy 334
  • 1 Instructions to the Commander of the British Expedition and the Director of the Scientific Staff 353
  • 2 Crews of the British and German Ships 362
  • 3 Was the Discovery overmanned? 372
  • 4 Original Cabin Occupants Aboard Discovery 375
  • 5 Members of Every Sledge Party on the Discovery Expedition 381
  • 6 Manpower Controversy at the Decisive Stage of Scott's 1902-1903 Season 384
  • 7 Further Details of Scott's Two Main Sledge Journeys 386
  • 8 Medals Awarded for the British and German Expeditions 393
  • 9 Meteorological Office Blunder 409
  • 10 Geological Timetable 413.
Description
xxxii, 472 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [416]-455) and index.
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