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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And each floe was capable of movement independent of the rest. The pack would
move with the wind, and a kind of behemothic momentum would be set up
through the ice. The resulting force is called pressure—and it began on July 21.
The swell rose higher on all sides, and their floe began to take a serious
pounding. Toward midmorning, for the third time, lanes and pools of open water
unaccountably spread through the pack and widened. At ten-thirty Shackleton's
He noticed that the swell had increased, and their floe had swung around so that
it was meeting the seas head on. He had stood watching for only a few moments,
when there was a deepthroated thud, and the floe split beneath his feet—and ...
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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
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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