Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
McGraw-Hill, 1959 - 282 halaman
In 1914, an expedition headed by Sir Ernest Shackleton set out to be the first to cross the continent of Antarctica. Shipwrecked and marooned for months on end, their ill-fated voyage became a triumphant story of indomitable courage and faith in the face of astounding obstacles.
A bestseller since it was first published in 1959, Alfred Lansing's Endurance now features a foreword and afterword from Dr. James Dobson—inspiring every reader to persevere no matter how impossible the challenge.
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But then on July 9, the barometer began to fall—very, very slowly. For five
consecutive days, the reading slid downward: 29.79:. . . 29.61 . . . 29.48 . . . 29.39
. . . 29.25. On the morning of July 14 the bottom fell out of the glass—28.88.
Toward noon the boat began to ice up. The decision was inevitable, but
Shackleton put it off as long as he dared. They pumped and bailed and beat the
ice off her—all the while fighting to hold her stern up into the wind. Noon . . . one
But there was now, truly, but one more night to go. Toward five o'clock the light
began to fail, and the sky off the Caird's starboard quarter was kindled into vivid,
almost angry shades of orange and red that slowly faded. It was dark by 6 P.M. ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUlasan Pengguna - le.vert.galant - LibraryThing
Shackleton's attempted transversal of the South Pole is without doubt the greatest feat of polar expedition, even though he never touched the Antarctic shore. Lansing's account comes from the golden age of travel writing, the late 1950s. The combination is irresistible. Baca ulasan lengkap
LibraryThing ReviewUlasan Pengguna - santhony - LibraryThing
I very much enjoy non-fiction books whose focus is on exploration. One of the most fascinating topics within this genre involves polar exploration. It never ceases to amaze me that there were actually ... Baca ulasan lengkap