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On The Table Read, “The Best Book Reader Magazine in the UK“, The Great White South from Daredevil Books features over 60 of Herbert Ponting’s original photographs from the South Pole expedition.
The Great White South
‘The Great White South is Ponting’s account of a bold venture. It is a remarkable book in many ways as he describes life with Scott’s crew on the 1910-1913 Terra Nova expedition to Antarctica.
Thanks to the extraordinary quality of Ponting’s photography and his compelling narrative we have a unique record of this ambitious enterprise’
Sir David Hempleman Adams
The British Antarctic ‘Terra Nova’ Expedition of 1910 -1913 remains firmly imprinted on the public consciousness. The tragic heroism of Captain Robert Falcon Scott and his brave companions is known to us all but the wider scope and accomplishments of the expedition are also very familiar.
This is in no small part due to Herbert Ponting’s photography and filming of the ambitious endeavour. The first professional photographer to accompany an expedition of this kind, his images of Antarctica are exceptional and have left us with an enduring and memorable record.
However, his written account of being part of Scott’s team is sometimes overlooked but ‘The Great White South’ is a truly engaging and enjoyable tale.
From vivid descriptions of the icy landscape, gales at sea and near-death experiences with killer whales to his perceptive character studies and love of Adelie penguins this is a terrific read.
In writing his book, Ponting hoped to inspire the next generation of British children to emulate the courage and ambition of Scott. It achieves that and much more.
This new edition includes the original introduction by Lady Scott and a specially commissioned preface by renowned adventurer and explorer Sir David Hempleman- Adams.
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This Daredevil Books edition features over 60 of Herbert Ponting’s original photographs from the expedition and can be ordered direct at www.daredevilbooks.co.uk or online in hardback, paperback, and eBook format at Waterstones, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other international retailers.
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