Review of Scott’s last biscuit: the literature of polar exploration, by Sarah Moss

  • P. J. Capelotti

Abstract

Fifty years ago, George Bass revolutionized maritime archaeology with the observation that it was far simpler to train an archaeologist to be a scuba diver than it was to turn a scuba diver into an underwater archaeologist. One is tempted to make a similar observation about literary theorists writing polar history while reading this interesting volume. It is not that scuba divers cannot perform underwater archaeology; it is just that one set of skills cannot be learned nearly as quickly as the other.

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Published
2007-09-01
How to Cite
Capelotti, P. (2007). Review of <em>Scott’s last biscuit: the literature of polar exploration</em&gt;, by Sarah Moss. Polar Research, 26(2), 205-206. https://doi.org/10.3402/polar.v26i2.6214
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Book reviews