The Fictioning
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Interviews | September 2, 2014

    Jill Owens: IMG David Mitchell: The Powells.com Interview



    David Mitchell's newest mind-bending, time-skipping novel may be his most accomplished work yet. Written in six sections, one per decade, The Bone... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$5.50
List price: $15.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
2 Local Warehouse Travel Writing- Antarctica General

South: A Memoir of the Endurance Voyage

by

South: A Memoir of the Endurance Voyage Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Based upon Shackletons diaries and writings , South gives the reader an insight into the appalling condi tions that the author and his party endured when the Enduran ce lay trapped in sea ice and they were forced to march 600 miles across unstable sea ice. '

Synopsis:

The chief source for Alfred Lansing's bestselling "Endurance", this unparalleled story of the limits of human courage and perseverance presents Shackleton's enthralling personal account of his doomed ship and his heroic rescue of its crew. of photos & maps.

Synopsis:

His destination Antarctica, his expectations high, veteran explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton set out, on the eve of the First World War, in pursuit of his goal to lead the first expedition across the last unknown continent. Instead, his ship, the Endurance, became locked in sea ice, and for nine months Shackleton fought a losing battle with the elements before the drifting ship was crushed and his crew marooned. Shackleton's gripping account of his incredible voyage follows him and his men across 600 miles of unstable ice floes to a barren rock called Elephant Island. It records how, with a crew of four, he crossed 850 miles of the worst seas in a twenty-two-foot-long open boat and how, after landing on South Georgia Island, they then had to traverse over twenty miles of mountainous terrain to reach the nearest outpost of civilization. Shackleton recounts, too, the efforts of his support party aboard the Aurora, who in temperatures of -50 [degree] and winds of 80 m.p.h. still managed to drop off supplies on the opposite side of the continent, little suspecting the fate of the Endurance and the ordeal of its crew. The harrowing experience recounted in Shackleton's memoir is also strikingly illustrated with eighty-eight diagrams and original photographs taken in the course of this incredible voyage.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780786705979
Author:
Shackleton, Ernest Henry
Publisher:
Carroll & Graf Publishers
Author:
Shackleton, Rt. Hon. Lord
Author:
Shackleton, Ernest Henry
Author:
Lord Shackleton, Rt. Hon.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Discovery and exploration
Subject:
Antarctica
Subject:
Polar Regions
Subject:
Imperial trans-antarctic expedition, 1914-191
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Subject:
Restaurants
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Antarctica Discovery and exploration.
Subject:
Shackleton, Ernest Henry - Travel -
Subject:
Arctic and Antarctic-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19980831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 18 oz

Other books you might like

  1. Death Takes Passage (Alaska Mysteries) Used Mass Market $3.50
  2. Pork Used Hardcover $10.50
  3. Capital Crimes Used Mass Market $2.95
  4. Seven Years in Tibet
    Used Trade Paper $2.95
  5. Mr. Jefferson's University (National... Used Hardcover $4.50
  6. A View by the Sea Used Trade Paper $23.00

Related Subjects

Biography » General
History and Social Science » Arctic and Antarctic » General
History and Social Science » Exploration » Antarctic
History and Social Science » World History » General
Transportation » Nautical » Nautical Lore
Travel » Travel Writing » Antarctica General
Travel » Travel Writing » Arctic and Antarctic
Travel » Travel Writing » Exploration

South: A Memoir of the Endurance Voyage Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$5.50 In Stock
Product details 400 pages Carroll & Graf Publishers - English 9780786705979 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The chief source for Alfred Lansing's bestselling "Endurance", this unparalleled story of the limits of human courage and perseverance presents Shackleton's enthralling personal account of his doomed ship and his heroic rescue of its crew. of photos & maps.
"Synopsis" by ,
His destination Antarctica, his expectations high, veteran explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton set out, on the eve of the First World War, in pursuit of his goal to lead the first expedition across the last unknown continent. Instead, his ship, the Endurance, became locked in sea ice, and for nine months Shackleton fought a losing battle with the elements before the drifting ship was crushed and his crew marooned. Shackleton's gripping account of his incredible voyage follows him and his men across 600 miles of unstable ice floes to a barren rock called Elephant Island. It records how, with a crew of four, he crossed 850 miles of the worst seas in a twenty-two-foot-long open boat and how, after landing on South Georgia Island, they then had to traverse over twenty miles of mountainous terrain to reach the nearest outpost of civilization. Shackleton recounts, too, the efforts of his support party aboard the Aurora, who in temperatures of -50 [degree] and winds of 80 m.p.h. still managed to drop off supplies on the opposite side of the continent, little suspecting the fate of the Endurance and the ordeal of its crew. The harrowing experience recounted in Shackleton's memoir is also strikingly illustrated with eighty-eight diagrams and original photographs taken in the course of this incredible voyage.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.