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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In the beginning a few of the men, particularly little Louis Rickenson, the chief
engineer, were squeamish about this seemingly cold-blooded method of hunting.
But not for long. The will to survive soon dispelled any hesitancy to obtain food by
The biting cold brought by the southerly gale continued into the night, and they all
suffered bitterly. Their bodies seemed to lack even enough heat to warm their
sleeping bags. Less than a week's supply of blubber remained, so on March 26 ...
And within each watch there were a number of subdivisions: the time at the helm
—eighty eonic minutes, during which a man was forced to expose himself to the
full wickedness of the spray and the cold; the ordeal of pumping, and the awful ...
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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