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

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Antarctica is the most alien place on the planet, the only part of the earth where humans could never survive unaided. Out of our fascination with it have come many books, most of which focus on only one aspect of its unique strangeness. None has managed to capture the whole storyand#8212;until now.

Drawing on her broad travels across the continent, in Antarctica Gabrielle Walker weaves all the significant threads of life on the vast ice sheet into an intricate tapestry, illuminating what it really feels like to be there and why it draws so many different kinds of people. With her we witness cutting-edge science experiments, visit the South Pole, lodge with American, Italian, and French researchers, drive snowdozers, drill ice cores, and listen for the message Antarctica is sending us about our future in an age of global warming.

This is a thrilling trip to the farthest reaches of earth by one of the best science writers working today.

Synopsis:

Journeying to the most alien place on the planet, science writer Gabrielle Walkerand#160;presents aand#160;biography of Antarctica, weaving its history of explorationand#160;with the science currently being conducted there. Walker gives usand#160;glimpses at the marvelous creatures clinging to life above and below the ice, the international community drawn to an existence of extremes, the desolate stretches of surface that yield surprising information about life beyond our planet, and the crumbling ice shelves acting as global climate bellwethers.

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Long overshadowed by the mission Shackleton's men bargained their lives to sustain, this heartrending story of survival against all odds gets its due in this surprising account of the final journey of the heroic age of polar expedition.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Map of Antarcticaand#160;x

Introductionand#160;xiii

Prologueand#160;xix

PARTand#160;1:and#8194;EAST ANTARCTICand#160;COAST and#8211; ALIEN WORLD

1.and#8194;Welcome to Mactownand#160;3

2.and#8194;The March of the Penguinsand#160;33

3.and#8194;Mars on Earthand#160;89

PART 2:and#8194;THE HIGH PLATEAU and#8211; TURNING POINT

4.and#8194;The South Poleand#160;141

5.and#8194;Concordiaand#160;213

PART 3:and#8194;WEST ANTARCTICA and#8211; HOME TRUTHS

6.and#8194;A Human Touchand#160;259

7.and#8194;Into the Westand#160;309

Timelineand#160;351

Glossaryand#160;357

Notesand#160;361

Suggestions for Further Readingand#160;363

Acknowledgementsand#160;375

Indexand#160;379

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143038511
Author:
Tyler Lewis, Kelly
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Walker, Gabrielle
Author:
Tyler-Lewis, Kelly
Author:
Tyler-Lewis, Kelly
Subject:
Adventurers & Explorers
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Polar Regions
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Earth Sciences
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 maps
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1.36 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Journeying to the most alien place on the planet, science writer Gabrielle Walkerand#160;presents aand#160;biography of Antarctica, weaving its history of explorationand#160;with the science currently being conducted there. Walker gives usand#160;glimpses at the marvelous creatures clinging to life above and below the ice, the international community drawn to an existence of extremes, the desolate stretches of surface that yield surprising information about life beyond our planet, and the crumbling ice shelves acting as global climate bellwethers.
"Synopsis" by , Long overshadowed by the mission Shackleton's men bargained their lives to sustain, this heartrending story of survival against all odds gets its due in this surprising account of the final journey of the heroic age of polar expedition.
"Synopsis" by ,
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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