South

Author: Ernest Henry Shackleton

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: N.A

Category: Antarctica

Page: 418

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The epic first hand account of the Endurance expedition. As the first world war broke out in Europe, Shackleton's expedition to the South Pole became trapped by ice. Their ship, the Endurance, was crushed and the men were forced to survive in and escape from one of the world's most hostile enviroments. Traversing glaciers, scaling cliffs and crossing treacherous seas in open boats, all the time threatened by cold and hunger, the men, through their own strength and Shackleton's leadership, all made it to safety.

South

Author: Ernest Henry Shackleton Sir

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 0760364826

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 387

View: 5935


In 1914, the polar explorer Ernest Shackleton announced an ambitious plan to lead the first trek across Antarctica via the South Pole. The expedition would prove fraught with adventure—and peril. South is the remarkable tale of the ill-fated expedition, told in Shackleton's own words—breathtakingly illustrated in this unique edition with photography from the expedition, modern images of the Antarctic, and newly discovered photos from the Ross Sea Party. This handsome edition, first published in 2016, is presented in paperback to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the original publication and features images by expedition photographer Frank Hurley, modern color photography of the fauna and vistas the men encountered, as well as long-lost photos taken by the expedition’s Ross Sea Party and discovered in 2013. The expedition’s story begins on the eve of World War I, when the ship Endurance departed England with Shackleton and his team of six men. The plan was to travel 1,800 miles across the icy continent from the Atlantic side, while a second team aboard the Aurora, would reach Antarctica’s Pacific side and lay out supply depots for the advancing team. As the Endurance approached the continent, however, it became hopelessly locked in an ice floe, beginning a series of harrowing travails. Today considered an adventure survival classic, South is the true story of a thrilling polar expedition. Never before has Shackleton's lively prose been so extensively and stunningly illustrated.

South

Author: Ernest Shackleton

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 1876485302

Category: Antarctica

Page: 321

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In 1911 Roald Amundsen beat Robert Falcon Scott to the South Pole, and Scott and his colleagues all died on the return journey. Ernest Shackleton, who had served with Scott on a previous expedition, decided that crossing Antarctica from sea to sea was the last great unattempted journey on the continent. His Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914-17 was a failure. But perhaps because it failed, with Shackleton not only surviving but bringing his crew back alive, the expedition became more famous than many of those adventurous voyages that succeeded.After reaching the Weddell Sea off the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, Shackleton's ship the "Endurance" became trapped in pack ice and spent 1915 drifting northwards. The "Endurance" was eventually crushed by the ice and sank, leaving 28 men stranded on the ice. They spent months sheltering from the subzero temperatures as the pack ice continued to drift. Eventually Shackleton accepted they could not rely on rescue and had to help themselves, so he led five men on an 800-mile voyage in an open boat to reach South Georgia, from where he was able to mount a rescue of all of the men he had left behind on the ice.""Every one of them survived--a remarkable tribute to his leadership, courage and determination."South" is Shackleton's own account of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. It is a true story of courageous endurance, survival against the odds and an undeterred sense of adventure. This special edition includes detailed maps so that the reader can see just how extraordinary Shackleton's achievement was.

South

Author: Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780241251096

Category: Antarctica

Page: 416

View: 8733


This is Ernest Shackleton's gripping account of the doomed Endurance voyage. Setting out on the eve of the First World War, he wanted to be the first to cross the last unknown continent but the exploration was plagued with problems.

South

Author: Ernest Henry Shackleton, Sir,Ernest Shackleton

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486833135

Category: History

Page: 419

View: 8112


Hailed as "a rousing read" by The New York Times, this breathtaking chronicle of Antarctic exploration was written by expedition leader Sir Ernest Shackleton. In 1914 he and his 28-man crew boarded the ship Endurance and sailed away to do something no one had ever done: to traverse and chart the mostly unknown territory of the South Pole. But within weeks of their arrival, their vessel became trapped in ice, drifting helplessly for months before sinking and leaving the crew stranded on a melting ice floe. This account of the expedition's two-year struggle in one of the world's most uninhabitable regions relates a near-miraculous escape from multiple dangers: thousands of miles, traveled in lifeboats across tempestuous seas and in unforgiving landscapes of glaciers and icebergs; relentless cold; and the constant threat of starvation. A century later, Shackleton's firsthand account of the crew's harrowing experiences and their triumphant survival remains among the most thrilling adventure stories ever told.

South! (Illustrated)

Author: Sir Ernest Shackleton

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3730992821

Category: Fiction

Page: 591

View: 5482


In 1914, as Europe braces for an unfathomably deadly war, explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton sets sail for Antarctica to do the impossible: traverse the continent. He has a ship (the aptly named Endurance), a head brimming with optimism, and 28 men willing to follow him on an expedition across some of the most treacherous terrain on the planet. But Shackleton's optimism doesn't last long. Despite his experience in the Antarctic, disaster strikes early on when the Endurance is trapped in packed ice and slowly crushed, forcing Shackleton and his men off the ship and stranding them in a sea of ice. South is the legendary story of Shackleton and his crew's struggle to survive the elements and return home alive. Written by Shackleton, South is a truly astonishing story of human fortitude. It is the story of a voyage that lasts nearly three years—a firsthand account of hurricane-force winds, subzero temperatures, glaciers, icebergs, freezing water, starvation, and lethal, terrifying storms. It is a tale unlike any to come before or since. Shackleton's record of his journey made him famous around the world and transformed him into a symbol of achievement and hope in an age of darkness and war.

South

Author: Ernest Shackleton

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 1921799323

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 5087


This astonishing memoir of Shackleton's final voyage explores courage, tenacity and unflagging hope in the face of adversity. South remains one of the greatest adventures of the twentieth century.

South

Author: Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton

Publisher: Random House (UK)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Antarctica

Page: 207

View: 8555


This book is considered one of the great books of exploration, about what Shackleton himself called the last great journey on earth. The book tells of the author's Antarctic expedition in which the Endurance was crushed by the ice, and he and his men made a 600-mile trek across ice and ocean to solid land, and then a 700-mile journey in an open boat to South Georgia, followed by an epic crossing of the uncharted mountains of that island.

South!

Author: Ernest H. Shackleton

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3845711213

Category: Travel

Page: 386

View: 7817


Ernest H. Shackleton war ein britischer Polarforscher zu Zeiten des sogenannten Goldenen Zeitalters der Antarktisforschung in der Zeit um das 19. Jahrundert. Im Jahre 1914 brach Shackleton mit dem Schiff 'Endurance' und einer 28-köpfigen Crew auf, mit dem Ziel, als erster die Antarktis zu durchqueren und zu ergründen. Die Reise wurde jedoch gestoppt, als die 'Endurance' auf Treibeis stieß und eingeschlossen wurde. Nach einiger Zeit des Hoffens musste die Mannschaft das Schiff zurücklassen und sich auf die Überwinterung auf dem Eis vorbereiten. Es folgten Monate, in denen sie um ihr Überleben kämpfen mussten und in denen Shackleton seine selbstlosen Qualitäten als Kapitän unter Beweis stellte. Dieses Buch erzählt auf packende Art und Weise die Geschichte der tapferen Männer in der Antartis. Nachdruck der Originalausgabe.

South

Author: Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton

Publisher: Globe Pequot

ISBN: 9781558217836

Category: Science

Page: 375

View: 700


"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. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.