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South: The Last Antarctic Expedition of Shakleton and the Endurance

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Publisher Comments:

In August 1914, twenty-eight men aboard the ship Endurance began what was to be the "last of the great explorations" - the crossing of the vast Antarctic land mass. It turned into one of the most remarkable survival stories ever recorded.In this reprint of the original 1920 edition, Sir Ernest Shackleton, the legendary leader of the expedition, eloquently describes their fabled two-year odyssey in one of the most inhospitable regions on earth - the devastating crushing of the Endurance in a sea of ice, the crew's impossible journey over the barren, frozen wasteland of the Antarctic, their navigation across nearly a thousand miles of tumultuous seas in an open boat, and their ever-constant struggles against unimaginable cold, hunger, hardship, and despair as they struggled toward rescue. Filled with more than eighty-five photographs and [map] illustrations from the journey, Shackleton's account is a distinctive tale of high adventure. It is also a lasting testament to his leadership and courage, as well as a moving statement about the human will to survive. (6 X 9, 404 pages, b&w photos, maps)

Book News Annotation:

A reprint of Shackleton's (1874-1922) epic account of his attempt to cross the Antarctic in an ill-fated expedition which turned from adventure to near-disaster. Includes some 85 historical photos and drawings and a new foreword. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews@booknews.com)

Synopsis:

"Literally the epic of the ice, ("South") is the narration, in rich detail . . . of Shackleton's final Antarctic journey, 1914-1917".--"Philadelphia Evening Public Ledger". 70 photos & line drawings.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781558217836
Subtitle:
The Last Antarctic Expedition of Shakleton and the Endurance
Foreword:
Cahill, Tim
Author:
Shackleton, Ernest Henry
Author:
Shackleton, Sir Ernest
Author:
Cahill, Tim
Publisher:
Lyons Press
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
Discovery and exploration
Subject:
Historical - British
Subject:
Adventurers & Explorers
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Antarctica
Subject:
Polar Regions
Subject:
Imperial trans-antarctic expedition, 1914-191
Subject:
Antarctica Discovery and exploration.
Edition Number:
First edition
Edition Description:
First
Publication Date:
19981001
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
488
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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