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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The ship reacted to each fresh wave of pressure in a different way. Sometimes
she simply quivered briefly as a human being might wince if seized by a single,
stabbing pain. Other times she retched in a series of convulsive jerks
It looked as if some giant vise were being applied to the ship and slowly
tightened until she could no longer hold out against its pressure. The lumber they
were after was stored in the black-dark recesses of the side pockets in the very
bow of ...
THE LARGEST ITEMS needed for the expedition were the ships that would carry
the two parties to the Antarctic. From Sir Douglas Mawson, the famous Australian
explorer, Shackleton bought the Aurora, a stoutly built ship of the type then ...
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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