By Diana Preston
On November 12, 1912, a rescue workforce hiking throughout Antarctica's nice Ice Barrier eventually discovered what they sought - the snow-covered tent of the British explorer Robert Falcon Scott. inside of, they made a grim discovery: Scott's frozen physique lay among the our bodies of 2 fellow explorers. they'd died simply 11 miles from the depot of provides which would have stored them. Why did Scott's meticulously laid plans eventually result in catastrophe, whereas his rival, Norwegian Roald Amundsen, back effectively domestic along with his team after reaching the Pole simply days earlier than the British staff? In a newly revised and up to date model of her unique booklet, Diana Preston, returns to Antarctica and explores why Scott's conscientiously deliberate day trip failed, finishing in tragedy.
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