Photo of the day

NYT has a really cool slideshow of lost (and now found) photos from Captain Scott’s Antarctic expedition.

I’ve never read all that much about Scott’s expedition in particular, but I’ve always been intrigued with tales of extreme expeditions.  Seems like a good time to recommend one of my favorite non-fiction books of all time: Endurance by Alfred Lansing.  It’s the amazing tale of Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated trip to traverse the entire Antarctic continent.  Bad idea.  Amazing tale of human survival.

About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

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