Author: Herbert Ponting
Paperback, 305 pages (6in x 9in x 1in)
Photographer Ponting joined Robert Scott's expedition to the South Pole in 1910. His remarkable book not only tells of the life among Scott's crew on board and at camp, but also provides numerous photos depicting the Antarctic landscape. Ponting also recorded, both in print and on film, habits of the native penguins and seals, and shares stories of his arrival at volcanic Mount Erebus, nearly losing a team of dogs in a crevasse, and escaping a harrowing run-in with a pack of killer-whales. Ponting also tells of the struggle to survive in the extreme conditions at the pole, and how Scott died with two of his crewmen shortly after achieving their goal.
"Ponting has given us a fascinating narrative of fortitude and achievement and a mass of information about the Antarctic that is otherwise unobtainable . One of the most entertaining and instructive of books."— The New York Times
"Mr. Ponting's book must be considered to have a very important place in the literature of the Antarctic."— The Boston Transcript
About The Author
Herbert G. Ponting (1870-1935) was a world traveler, pioneering photographer, and lecturer. Roland Huntford is author of Shackleton, The Last Place on Earth, and Nansen. He lives in Cambridge, England.
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