Nimrod: Ernest Shackleton and the Extraordinary Story of the 1907-09 British Antarctic Expedition

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Bloomsbury, 2005 - 358 pàgines
On New Year's Day, 1908, a tiny overladen ship called Nimrod set out on the last stage of its journey to the Antarctic. The leader of the expedition was Ernest Shackleton who was determined to find fame and fortune by becoming the first man to reach the South Pole. On this expedition, Shackleton would record the greatest achievements of his career and make some of his most momentous decisions. It was to be an epic and dangerous adventure. While one team battled hundreds of miles to plant the Union Jack at the South Magnetic Pole, Shackleton led another team toward the geographic South Pole. Despite being plagued by hunger, cruel weather and unseen crevasses, they persevered to within ninety-seven miles of the Pole. But things were to get even worse?

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Detailed account of Shackleton's second trip to Antarctica. Provides a good overview of the politics and personalities of early 20th century exploration, and illuminates Shackleton's far less known, but far more productive, 1907-1909 trip to the frozen continent. Llegeix la ressenya completa

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Beau Riffenburgh is an historian specialising in exploration, particularly that of the Antarctic, Arctic, and Africa. Born in California, he earned his doctorate at Cambridge University, following which he joined the staff at the Scott Polar Research Institute, where he is the editor of Polar Record. He is the author of the highly regarded The Myth of the Explorer and is currently serving as Editor of The Encyclopaedia of the Antarctic.

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