The pictures were fascinating and it was refreshing to read something about Scott which contradicts the somewhat received wisdom that his expedition was a complete failure. However, the actual narrative was often badly written and repetitive, repeatedly emphasizing the allegory of Jonah and the Whale as though Scott's expedition was fated by God to fail because of the use of cameras! Aside from this, a number of the pictures in the collection were missing and only added as thumbnails at the end, thus making the image virtually indiscernable. That said, those pictures which were published provide a unique insight in to travails of those men who were at the forefront of Polar exploration. In this sense, I would recommend it; but not at £12 a pop.