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The Voyages of Captain Scott : Retold from the Voyage of the Discovery and Scott's Last Expedition   By: (1868-1940)

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The Voyages of Captain Scott: Retold from the Voyage of the Discovery and Scott's Last Expedition by Charles Turley is a captivating retelling of one of the most famous Antarctic expeditions in history. Drawing inspiration from the original accounts of Robert Falcon Scott, Turley brings to life the treacherous journeys of the renowned British explorer.

What sets Turley's retelling apart is the seamless fusion of historical accuracy and gripping storytelling. He meticulously researches and incorporates primary sources, ensuring that every detail presented in the book follows the real events of the voyages. This attention to historical accuracy adds authenticity to the narrative, allowing readers to immerse themselves fully in the experiences of Captain Scott and his crew.

The book begins with the Voyage of the Discovery, Captain Scott's first expedition to the Antarctic region. Turley masterfully describes the challenges faced by the crew as they navigate through icebergs, endure extreme weather conditions, and encounter various wildlife. The vivid imagery used throughout the book makes it easy for readers to visualize the harsh environment and understand the hardships endured by the explorers.

As the narrative progresses, Turley shifts focus to Scott's final expedition, known as the Terra Nova Expedition. This part of the book delves into the intricate planning and preparation that went into the journey, as well as the subsequent tragic events that unfolded. Turley doesn't shy away from exploring the psychological and physical toll such an arduous expedition took on the men, which adds an emotional depth to their story.

One aspect that makes this retelling truly exceptional is Turley's ability to capture the resilience and determination exhibited by Captain Scott and his crew. Despite the formidable challenges they faced, their unwavering commitment to exploration and scientific discovery shines through. Turley effectively emphasizes the unwavering spirit that epitomizes the voyages of Captain Scott, making their story even more inspiring and remarkable.

Furthermore, Turley explores the legacy of Captain Scott and his expeditions. By highlighting the impact of these voyages on Antarctic exploration and the scientific community, the book provokes contemplation of how these journeys continue to shape our understanding of the world today.

Though the storytelling is engaging, the book occasionally delves too deeply into technical details, which might overwhelm some readers not familiar with Antarctic exploration. Additionally, those looking for a comprehensive and nuanced exploration of Captain Scott's life may find themselves wanting more, as the focus is primarily on the voyages themselves.

Nevertheless, The Voyages of Captain Scott: Retold from the Voyage of the Discovery and Scott's Last Expedition is a captivating read that offers a fresh perspective on the adventures of an iconic explorer. Charles Turley successfully brings to life the challenges, triumphs, and tragedies of Captain Scott's expeditions, reminding us of the indomitable human spirit and the pursuit of knowledge that drives exploration.

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[Page ii] [Illustration: Captain Robert F. Scott R.N.

J. Russell & Sons, Southsea, photographers ]


Retold from 'The Voyage of the "Discovery"' and 'Scott's Last Expedition'


Author of 'Godfrey Marten, Schoolboy,' 'A Band of Brothers,' etc.

With an introduction by


Numerous illustrations in colour and black and white and a map




Chapter I. The 'Discovery'. II. Southward Ho! III. In Search of Winter Quarters. IV. The Polar Winter. V. The Start of the Southern Journey. VI. The Return. VII. A Second Winter. VIII. The Western Journey. IX. The Return from the West. X. Release.


Chapter Preface to 'Scott's Last Expedition'. Biographical Note. British Antarctic Expedition, 1910. [Page vi] I. Through Stormy Seas. II. DepĂ´t Laying to One Ton Camp. III. Perils. IV. A Happy Family. V. Winter. VI. Good bye to Cape Evans. VII. The Southern Journey Begins. VIII. On the Beardmore Glacier. IX. The South Pole. X. On the Homeward Journey... Continue reading book >>

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