Atheneum, 1986 - 774 pàgines
In 1915, while the Great War embroiled Europe, the world waited for news of the Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton's latest expedition but had given him up for lost. Shackleton's near-miraculous survival for nine months on the ice-packed Antarctic seas -- capped with an open-boat journey across more than 700 miles of the most dangerous weather in the South Atlantic -- has made him synonymous with courage and endurance.
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Scott, naturally, had never seen the pack ice before. But, Sir James Clark Ross, to
whom he referred, was, in 1841, the first to penetrate the unknown southern pack.
Under any circumstances, with sailing vessels unaided by mechanical power, ...
XXXII Pack ice at 59° 28' On 8 December the first pack ice appeared. Endurance
had not yet crossed the 57th parallel. The whalers had been right; it was a
spectacularly bad season. Even so Shackleton was still surprised to find the pack
For three days, Endurance crawled along the coast against ever- tightening pack.
Part of the time she was caught in the ice and drifted with the floes. The wind
backed west. Worsley feared that, despite what the whalers had told him on
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LibraryThing ReviewRevisió d'Usuari - tomsk7 - LibraryThing
Huntford is a careful, thorough biographer. This is a fascinating book, which explores the relationship between Shackleton's life on and off the ice. Llegeix la ressenya completa
LibraryThing ReviewRevisió d'Usuari - bcquinnsmom - LibraryThing
When I read this book, I was completely sucked in from page one. It is a most outstanding account not only of Shackleton's ill-fated Endurance expedition, but his earlier attempts to set records in ... Llegeix la ressenya completa
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