"The Worst Journey in the World"


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  • #802

    Anonymous
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    Hiya Polar People,

    I thought you folks may be interested to know that Apsley Cherry-Garrard’s The Worst Journey in the World is now available for free (the copyright has expired) as a Project Gutenberg ebook.

    This is a replica of the 1921 edition – complete with Bill Wilson’s lovely water colours, sketches & maps. The panorama photos may be of interest to those of you who have been lucky enough to travel there.

    You can find the HTML version of the ebook here:
    http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/1/4/3/6/14363/14363-h/14363-h.htm … 4363-h.htm

    You can download the plain text version or the entire HTML version from here:
    http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/14363

    I hope this is of interest – this book is one of my favourites & I re-read it every year or so.

    Please pass this message on if you think it may interest others.

    Cheers,
    P


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    #7970

    Sciencetech
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    Hi Servalan,

    Thanks for the post — interesting.

    What I’d like are some high-resolution copies of either Ponting’s or Hurley’s photographs. These have been difficult to find, although smaller versions can be purchased at high cost. Do you know if these are available somewhere?

    #7971

    Anonymous
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    Hiya,@King Penguin wrote:

    What I’d like are some high-resolution copies of either Ponting’s or Hurley’s photographs. These have been difficult to find, although smaller versions can be purchased at high cost. Do you know if these are available somewhere?

    I’m not sure. The volunteer work I do with Distributed Proofreaders revolves around making books which are out of copyright available. We have volunteers that check that books are legally OK to put on-line. If you can find examples of those photos published before 1923 they should be OK to go on-line.

    I have a large collection of “dead tree” books about Antarctica, many of them source photographs from the SPRI. My guess would be that they would hold the masters for the Ponting photos, whether they would release them is another story. I have been thinking about contacting them for an author photo for the wikipedia entry for Cherry.
    For Hurley’s, maybe ANARE or the National Library of Australia.

    Sorry I can’t help more & thanks for responding to my post. This was the first place I could find of a non-commerical nature for folks with an interest in Antarctica. If you know of others who may be interested in reading the ebook, please point them to Project Gutenberg.

    Cheers,
    P


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    #7969

    skua77
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    Thanks for the info–I was unaware that Project Gutenberg had anything other than plain text–Amundsen’s “The South Pole” for example.

    The NOAA photo library has a selection of photos from Scott’s and Amundsen’s books, but these are prints directly out of the books, not from the artists/photographers. One section starts here: http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/library/explore8.html

    Corbis will license some of the SPRI photos (like the one I’d like to use, of Scott’s team at the Pole) for a pretty penny.

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