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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Our distance from Paulet Island is now ninety-four miles, which means we have
completed three-quarters of the distance we had to do when we got on the floe. I
wonder if we shall ever get there. Macklin noted: “We have just been a third of a ...
Once more he ran through his computations; then he slowly raised his head.
Shackleton had brought the Caird alongside the Docker, and Worsley showed
him the position—62°15° South, 53°7° West. They were 124 miles nearly due
east of ...
The nearest of these was Cape Horn, the island of Tierra del Fuego—“Land of
Fire,” which lay about 500 miles to the northwest. Next was the settlement of Port
Stanley in the Falkland Islands, some 550 miles very nearly due north.
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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