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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“Gentle SW breeze” . . . “Calm and light airs” ... “Light west'ly breezes.” It was a
chance, a freak. A hard northerly gale—then quiet cold. Among the men the
realization that the Endurance was really beset for good came very slowly—like a
At other times, there were breathtaking displays of the aurora australis, the
Antarctic equivalent of the northern lights. ... The following night cagey Dr. McIlroy
“brought to light” a pair of dice he happened to find among his things. He first
But no answering light appeared in the distance. Shackleton called for a box of
matches. He instructed Hussey to light one every few minutes and hold it so that it
flared against the sail. One at a time, Hussey struck the matches as Shackleton ...
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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