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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The northeast gale began to moderate about 6 A.M. on January 18, so they set
the topsail and proceeded south with the engines at slow. Most of the pack had
blown away to the southwest leaving only a small amount trapped by the
The northerly gale had compressed and crowded the whole Weddell Sea pack
against the face of the land, and no force on earth could open up the ice again—
except another gale from the opposite direction. But instead of southerly gales, ...
It brought the total run since the beginning of the gale to eighty-four miles—in six
days. Furthermore, the drift to the east, away from land, amounted to only a paltry
fifteen miles. By evening the gale had blown itself out and the wind shifted to the
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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