Captain Scott’s diary has been added to the virtual book collection of the British Library. You may notice from some of my previous posts (such as this one on glacier tracking) I have an interest in icy places so I am especially excited to have the opportunity to view “first hand” the writing of one of the great polar explorers. The handwriting is hard to decipher but the online viewer enables readers to see typed versions of the text or hear the words spoken by Paul Rose (I think). The British Library provides an excellent online resource and I would encourage people to check out what else is on offer if they haven’t discovered it already. For those wishing more information go here. For those willing to install MS Silverlight click on the image above.