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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... whenever all hands were called to duty. He got excited only when the dredge
he lowered through the ice each day fetched up a new species of creature for his
collection of bottled specimens. The crew once tricked him into great excitement ...
Shackleton called all hands together at five o'clock and informed them that “we
could make progress to the west.” He said they would leave about thirty-six hours
later, very early on the morning of December 23, and they would travel mostly at ...
He called for Crean, and together they managed to get the Primus stove alight in
the hope that it would give off enough heat to warm the cockpit above the
freezing point. Unless the water in the bottom could be thawed enough so it could
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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