By: Herbert Ponting
240 pages, illus
Well produced addition to the swelling Polar literature.
From the publisher's announcement:
A companion publication to the hugely successful and widely praised South with Endurance: The British Antarctic Expedition 1914-1917, which showcased the photographs of Frank Hurley.
'Had we lived, I should have had a tale to tell...which would have stirred the heart of every Englishman. These rough notes and our bodies must tell the tale'
Robert Falcon Scott's 'message to the public' c. 29 March 1912
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Herbert Ponting was born in England in 1870. After rejecting a career in banking he spent a decade travelling and taking photographs in China, India, Japan, Spain, the Alps and the USA. When he joined Scott's expedition as official photographer his photographs established him as one of the great photographers of the twentieth century. He died in 1935.Dr Beau Riffenburgh is an historian specialising in Antarctic and Arctic exploration. His most recent book, Nimrod: Ernest Shackleton and the Extraordinary Story of the 1907-09 British Antarctic Expedition, is published by Bloomsbury.Dr Liz Cruwys divides her time between being a marine biologist at Cambridge and writing. She has written books on medieval history and architecture, as well as medieval novels published under a pseudonym.HJP ('Douglas') Arnold is an award-winning biographer who has written two books on Ponting's life and work, one of which is Photographer of the World. He is a contributor to the British Journal of Photography.
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