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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Worse still, they still knew next to nothing of snow, which is a complex substance.
The crux of waxing for cross-country skiing is to enable the ski to slide forward,
but to stick backwards to give purchase for the thrust on the rear foot for the next ...
Huge sastrugi rippled the Barrier, with soft snow in between. "We have never
seen the surface alike for 2 consecutive days," as Shackleton put it. "The Barrier
is as wayward and changeful as the sea."5 Wild, meanwhile, talked about "the
Heavy going and doubtful snow bridges slowed them up. Shackleton tried to lead
, but he was still too ill, and Marshall soon took over. In the afternoon, they
seemed no nearer their goal. They were failing from hunger and exhaustion, and
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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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