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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At 3:20 the following morning, a small group of men gathered around the receiver
in the wardroom. They fussed with the dials for more than an hour, but as
everyone expected, all they heard was static. There was, in fact, a notable lack of
29.25. On the morning of July 14 the bottom fell out of the glass—28.88. An
ominous gloom came on about noon. The wind backed to the southwest and
began to blow, though not much at first. It wasn't until 7 P.M. that the snow began
In spite of all the encouraging signs, the pack showed little change throughout
the day and into the next morning. In the afternoon a very dark water sky
appeared from the southwest, stretching all the way around to the northeast, but
in view of ...
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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