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E. H. Shackleton: Shackleton: The Antarctic Challenge

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In August 1914, as World War I began, Ernest Shackleton and a small band of explorers sailed for Antarctica aboard a ship called Endurance. Few expeditions have been more aptly named — and few leaders more courageous or inspirational. For two years, Shackleton and his men battled the elements in a saga that nearly defies description. Amazingly, not a man was lost...but their extraordinary feat was eclipsed by the Great War, and for three quarters of a century was all but forgotten. No longer: interest in Shackleton and Antarctica has never been greater. Yet even now, he is remembered for only one extraordinary expedition. But there is far more to Sir Ernest Shackleton — and this wonderful book tells the whole story.

His first encounter with the Antarctic was with Robert Scott, who would become his foremost rival. On his second attempt, he turned back within reach of the South Pole, preferring to save himself and his men rather than pushing on and dying on the return trip, as his former mentor Scott famously chose to do. "Better a live mule than a dead lion," he remarked to his wife upon his return, but in the end he died in the Antarctic that called him back, and back again, and he was buried there at his wife's behest.

Now, at last, here is a book that tells the whole story of an explorer who ranks with Ferdinand Magellan, Christopher Columbus, James Cook, and Sir Richard Burton in his determination to follow his vision and his dream.

Shackleton: The Antarctic Challenge is adventure literature par excellence: a remarkable portrait in words and arresting images of an unforgiving world and a small, indomitable fraternity who refused to surrender to relentless hardship.

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Through thrilling narrative and 100 exceptional photographs, this stunning photobiography reveals the compelling and dramatic life of Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton and the unforgiving nature of the land he braved.

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Photographs depicting the Antarctic landscape, accompanied by harrowing diary accounts from the crew, enliven this vivid retelling of Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton's grueling two-year voyage to frozen hell and back again. BOMC.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 214) and index.

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ISBN:
9780792275367
Subtitle:
The Antarctic Challenge
Foreword:
Shackleton, Alexandra
Author:
Heacox, Kim
Author:
Shackleton, Alexandra
Publisher:
National Geographic
Location:
Washington, D.C. :
Subject:
Discovery and exploration
Subject:
Adventurers & Explorers
Subject:
Explorers
Subject:
Antarctica
Subject:
Polar Regions
Subject:
Shackleton, ernest henry, sir, 1874-1922
Subject:
Endurance
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. .
Series Volume:
888
Publication Date:
19991101
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
10 x 8.5 in 33.760 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Through thrilling narrative and 100 exceptional photographs, this stunning photobiography reveals the compelling and dramatic life of Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton and the unforgiving nature of the land he braved.
"Synopsis" by , Photographs depicting the Antarctic landscape, accompanied by harrowing diary accounts from the crew, enliven this vivid retelling of Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton's grueling two-year voyage to frozen hell and back again. BOMC.
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