Scott's Last Biscuit: The Literature of Polar Exploration

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Arctic and Antarctic travel writing has seized the popular imagination for the last three hundred years. Emphasizing themes of endurance, danger and self-sacrifice, tales from the poles are testimony both to human curiosity and to the often fatal attraction of alien landscapes. Figures such as Ernest Shackleton, Captain Oates and Roald Amundsen have become iconic figures in the history of exploration. Yet polar exploration has also spawned a literature with its own history and development. This book discusses the most ...

Scott's Last Biscuit: The Literature of Polar Exploration 2005, Signal Books Ltd, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9781902669878

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