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Frank Debenham was one of the youngest members of Scott's Terra Nova Expedition of 1911-13 being one of the three geologists. On returning from Antarctica, Debenham went to Cambridge university to write up his notes and results from the expedition. He was severely injured in the First World War but afterwards continued his work on the expedition reports, becoming a lecturer. In 1920 along with Raymond Priestley, using the remainder of public donations received following the deaths of those in Scott's Polar Party, Debenham co-founded the Scott Polar Research Institute, as a part of Cambridge University. This was as a repository of information and source of expertise for future expeditions to both polar regions. Debenham was the first director of the Institute from 1926 to 1946. Along with Raymond Priestley and James Wordie a scientist on Shackleton's Endurance expedition, he made Cambridge the centre of polar research.
Title: DEB. Geographer, Scientist, Antarctic Explorer. A Biography of Frank Debenham.
Edition: 2008 First Edition, Limited Edition
ISBN Number: 0954800311
Location Published: Scott Polar Research Institute / Polar Publishing: 2008
Book Condition: xiv, 128pp, hardback, pictorial boards, no dustwrapper, New, small dent to spine. One of only 150 Limited Edition hardback copies, individually numbered.
Seller ID: 74513
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