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 1:30 A.M., they reached the edge of the big floe discovered the day before. The
party camped there long enough to have some tea and a lump of bannock and
then started out again about two o'clock. Within an hour they had reached the ...
Returning from a hunting trip, Orde-Lees, traveling on skin across the rotting
surface of the ice, had just about reached camp when an evil, knoblike head
burst out of the water just in front of him. He turned and fled, pushing as hard as
he could ...
To the left was a steeply descending line of glaciers dropping away into the sea.
But dead ahead—the direction in which their course lay—was a gently rising
snow slope, stretching away for perhaps eight miles. It was this they had to reach
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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