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South: The Endurance Expedition (Penguin Classics)

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Veteran explorer Sir Ernest Shackletonandrsquo;s excruciating and inspiring expedition to Antarctica aboard the Endurance has long captured the public imagination. South is his own first-hand account of this epic adventure.

As war clouds darkened over Europe in 1914, a party led by Shackleton set out to make the first crossing of the entire Antarctic continent via the Pole. But their initial optimism was short-lived as ice floes closed around their ship, gradually crushing it and marooning twenty-eight men on the polar ice. Alone in the worldandrsquo;s most unforgiving environment, Shackleton and his team began a brutal quest for survival. And as the story of their journey across treacherous seas and a wilderness of glaciers and snow fields unfolds, the scale of their courage and heroism becomes movingly clear.

  • First time published as a Penguin Classic
  • Includes a selection of Frank Hurley's famous photographs
  • Features a new Introduction by Fergus Fleming

Synopsis:

New to Penguin Classics. Contains a selection of Frank Hurley's famous photographs of the expedition.

Synopsis:

Veteran explorer Shackleton's excruciating and inspiring expedition to Antarctica aboard the "Endurance" has long captured the public imagination. Alone in the world's most unforgiving environment, Shackleton and his team began a brutal quest for survival.

About the Author

Ernest Shackleton (1874–1922) was a junior officer under Robert Falcon Scott during the 1901–1904 expedition to the South Pole. His expedition on the whaler Nimrod in 1907 earned him a knighthood.

Fergus Fleming is the author of Killing Dragons: The Conquest of the Alps, Ninety Degrees North: The Quest for the North Pole, and Barro‛s Boys.

Table of Contents

South: The Endurance Expedition Introduction by Fergus Fleming

Preface

I. Into the Weddell Sea

II. New Land

III. Winter Months

IV. Loss of the Endurance

V. Ocean Camp

VI. The March Between

VII. Patience Camp

VIII. Escape from the Ice

IX. The Boat Journey

X. Across South Georgia

XI. The Rescue

XII. Elephant Island

XIII. The Ross Sea Party

XIV. Wintering in McMurdo Sound

XV. Laying the Depots

XVI. The Aurora's Drift

XVII. The Last Relief

XVIII. The Final Phase

APPENDIX I

Scientific Work

Sea-Ice Nomenclature

Meteorology

Physics

South Atlantic Whales and Whaling

APPENDIX II

The Expedition Huts at McMurdo Sound

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142437797
Introduction:
Fleming, Fergus
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Photographer:
Hurley, Frank
Introduction by:
Fleming, Fergus
Introduction:
Fleming, Fergus
Author:
Fleming, Fergus
Author:
Shackleton, Ernest Henry
Author:
Hurley, Frank
Author:
Shackleton, Ernest
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Discovery and exploration
Subject:
Maritime History
Subject:
Antarctica
Subject:
Polar Regions
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Subject:
Special Interest - Adventure
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Antarctica Discovery and exploration.
Subject:
Shackleton, Ernest Henry - Travel -
Subject:
World History-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
1228
Publication Date:
20040131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8-page b/w photo insert on text stock; b
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
7.82x4.98x.75 in. .64 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , New to Penguin Classics. Contains a selection of Frank Hurley's famous photographs of the expedition.
"Synopsis" by , Veteran explorer Shackleton's excruciating and inspiring expedition to Antarctica aboard the "Endurance" has long captured the public imagination. Alone in the world's most unforgiving environment, Shackleton and his team began a brutal quest for survival.

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