Ice Story: Shackleton's Lost Expedition

Clarion Books, 1999 - 120 pàgines
This dramatic, suspenseful narrative reads like an adventure story-but it is true. In 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton and a twenty-seven-man crew set off on an expedition to reach and cross Antarctica. Just a month and a half into the voyage, their ship, the Endurance, was caught fast in heavy pack ice. The men had no radio contact, and no one knew where they were or even that they were in trouble. None of them should have survived the ordeal that followed-unstable ice floes, treacherous waters, freezing temperatures, and starvation. Only the extraordinary leadership, courage, and strength of Shackleton brought the whole team safely through. Elizabeth Cody Kimmel's clear, compelling text is illustrated with photographs, taken and carefully preserved by the ship's photographer, that record the stark condition and the day-to-day activities of the men. Hand-drawn maps that show the extraordinary route of the Endurance and her crew. Bibliography, index.

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Revisió d'Usuari  - RalphLagana - LibraryThing

This is a fine but not spectacular book. I believe the target audience was for non-adults. Shakelton's story is truly amazing. I cannot begin to imagine the guts it took to lead his men to survival ... Llegeix la ressenya completa

ICE STORY: Shackleton's Lost Expedition

Revisió d'Usuari  - Kirkus

Another well-researched, well-written entry in a recent spate of books (Jennifer Armstrong's Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World, 1999), articles, and exhibitions about the amazing survival of the ... Llegeix la ressenya completa

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Sobre l'autor (1999)

Elizabeth Cody Kimmel lives in Cold Spring, New York, with her husband and young daughter.

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