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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Everything depended on the drift of the pack. The ice might continue to go
generally northwest, carrying them toward the Palmer Peninsula, possibly as far
as the South Orkney Islands, some fivehundred-odd miles to the north. Or the drift
Worsley felt much the same way: “My idea is to stay here—unless the drift should
become large to the east. . . . The advantages of waiting a little longer are that the
drift will convey us part of our journey without any exertion on our part, that ...
C H A PTE R SOMEHOW IN TWO DAYS, their drift had veered to the west and
carried them the incredible distance of twenty-one miles in forty-eight hours, in
spite of headwinds. The whole party was stunned by the news. In the space of a ...
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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