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South : the Endurance expedition

Author: Ernest Henry Shackleton, Sir
Publisher: New York : Signet, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1914, as the shadow of war falls across Europe, a party led by veteran explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton sets out to become the first to traverse the Antarctic continent. Their initial, optimism is short-lived, however, as the ice field slowly thickens, encasing the ship Endurance in a death-grip, crushing their craft, and marooning 28 men on a polar ice floe. In an epic struggle of man versus the elements,  Read more...
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Named Person: Ernest Henry Shackleton, Sir
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ernest Henry Shackleton, Sir
ISBN: 0451198808 9780451198808
OCLC Number: 41107181
Notes: Originally published: London : Heinemann, 1919.
Includes index.
Description: xxviii, 418 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 17 cm.
Contents: Into the Weddell Sea --
New land - Winter months --
Loss of the Endurance --
Ocean camp --
The march between --
Patience camp --
Escape from the ice --
The boat journey --
Across South Georgia --
The rescue --
Elephant Island --
The Ross Sea Party --
Wintering in McMurdo Sound --
Laying the depots --
The Aurora's drift --
The last relief --
The final phase.
Other Titles: Endurance expedition
Responsibility: Sir Ernest Shackleton ; photographs by Frank Hurley.

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"In 1914, as the shadow of war falls across Europe, a party led by veteran explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton sets out to become the first to traverse the Antarctic continent. Their initial, optimism is short-lived, however, as the ice field slowly thickens, encasing the ship Endurance in a death-grip, crushing their craft, and marooning 28 men on a polar ice floe. In an epic struggle of man versus the elements, Shackleton leads his team on a harrowing quest for survival over some of the most unforgiving terrain in the world. Icy, tempestuous seas full of gargantuan waves, mountainous glaciers and icebergs, unending brutal cold, and ever-looming starvation are their mortal foes as Shackleton and his men struggle to stay alive. What happened to those brave men forever stands as a testament to their strength of will and the power of human endurance. This is their story, as told by the man who led them."--Publisher's note.

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