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The Heart of Antarctica1

Nature volume 82, pages 280283 (06 January 1910) | Download Citation



IMMEDIATELY after the arrival of the British Antarctic Expedition of 1907–9 in New Zealand the attempt was made in NATURE (April 1, 1909, vol. Ixxx., p. 130) to estimate its scientific results from the information received by cable. The full details now supplied show that the estimate then made in no way exaggerated the greatness of its achievements. The full story of the expedition, told in these most interesting and beautifully illustrated volumes, shows that its great success was due to careful and scientific foresight in equipment, to the determined and uttermost use of the equipment and staff, and to daring in the field, carried sometimes to the verge of recklessness, but saved from accidents by sound judgment and cool courage.


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    "The Heart of the Antarctic. Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907–9." By Sir E. H. Shackleton, C.V.O. With an Introduction by Dr. Hugh Robert Mill. Vol. i., pp. xlviii+372; 132 plates. Vol. ii., pp. xvi+419; 141 plates, 3 maps. (London: W. Heinemann, 1909.) Price, 2 vols., 36s. net.

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