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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However, with the coming of March, when the days grew shorter, the number of
animals dropped off noticeably as the seals and penguins migrated north,
following the sun. Toward the end of the month, only an occasional maverick seal
As they trudged along beside the sledges, Hurley spotted a large Weddell seal
about a thousand yards off to the right. He had no gun with which to kill it, so he
took a piece of wood and approached the seal cautiously. When he was close ...
would see one of the hunting parties in the distance waving a small flag—the
signal that a seal had been sighted. One of the teams would then go to bring in
the carcass. Killing the seal was usually a bloody business. Wild had brought
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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
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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