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June 14, 2009 at 6:57 am #739
hiya polar people,i thought you folks may be interested to know that apsley cherry-garrardʹs 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 wilsonʹs 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:<ǃ-- m -->http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/1/4/3/6/1 … 4363-h.htm<ǃ-- m -->you can download the plain text version or the entire html version from here:<ǃ-- m -->http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/14363<ǃ-- m -->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– distributed proofreaders: <ǃ-- m -->http://www.pgdp.net<ǃ-- m -->ʹʹpreserving history one page at a time.ʹʹJune 14, 2009 at 6:57 am #7690
thanks for the info–i was unaware that project gutenberg had anything other than plain text–amundsenʹs ʹʹthe south poleʹʹ for example.the noaa photo library has a selection of photos from scottʹs and amundsenʹs 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.htmlcorbis will license some of the spri photos (like the one iʹd like to use, of scottʹs team at the pole) for a pretty penny.June 14, 2009 at 6:57 am #7691
hi servalan,thanks for the post — interesting.what iʹd like are some high-resolution copies of either pontingʹs or hurleyʹs photographs. these have been difficult to find, although smaller versions can be purchased at high cost. do you know if these are available somewhereʔJune 14, 2009 at 6:57 am #7692
hiya,@king penguin wrote:
what iʹd like are some high-resolution copies of either pontingʹs or hurleyʹs photographs. these have been difficult to find, although smaller versions can be purchased at high cost. do you know if these are available somewhereʔ
iʹm 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 ʹʹdead treeʹʹ 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 hurleyʹs, maybe anare or the national library of australia.sorry i canʹt 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– distributed proofreaders: <ǃ-- m -->http://www.pgdp.net<ǃ-- m -->ʹʹpreserving history one page at a time.ʹʹ
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