The Lost Men: The Harrowing Saga of Shackleton's Ross Sea Party

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Penguin, 27 de març 2007 - 384 pàgines
The untold story of the last odyssey of the heroic age of Antarctic exploration

Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1914 Antarctic endeavor is legend, but for sheer heroism and tragic nobility, nothing compares to the saga of the Ross Sea party. This crew of explorers landed on the opposite side of Antarctica from the Endurance with a mission to build supply depots for Shackleton’s planned crossing of the continent. But their ship disappeared in a gale, leaving ten inexperienced, ill-equipped men to trek 1,356 miles in the harshest environment on earth. Drawing on the men’s own journals and photographs, The Lost Men is a masterpiece of historical adventure, a book destined to be a classic in the vein of Into Thin Air.

 

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The descriptions of the conditions alone would make anyone wonder - why do this? This was a wonderful story of a period of time when we were truly explorers. Llegeix la ressenya completa

THE LOST MEN: The Harrowing Saga of Shackleton's Ross Sea Party

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To Roland Huntford's The Last Place on Earth (1985) and Caroline Alexander's The Endurance (1998), add this last stirring chapter in polar exploration's Heroic Age.In 1914, at the outset of WWI ... Llegeix la ressenya completa

Continguts

Homeward Bound
Some Way or Other Theyre Lost
Drifting to God Knows Where
Whereabouts Shackleton?
Port Chalmers
Rescue
The Men That Dont Fit In
The Brotherhood of Men Who Know the South

Hut Point
An Ideal Place in a Blizzard
Marooned
Return to the Barrier
Mount Hope
UNITS OF MEASUREMENT
NOTES
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX

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Kelly Tyler-Lewis, a historian, is Visiting Scholar of the Scott Polar Research Institute of the University of Cambridge, England. Her research took her to Britain, Australia, New Zealand, and Antarctica, where she spent two months with the U.S. Antarctic Program.

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