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 lumber they were after was stored in the black-dark recesses of the side
pockets in the very bow of the ship. To reach it, they had to crawl through a
thwartship's bulkhead, and they could see that the bulkhead itself bulged outward
as if it ...
On the Endurance's lee side, the force of the wind eroded the ice, leaving it
grooved and channeled. On the windward side, snowdrifts fourteen feet high built
up, weighing probably one hundred tons overall. The floes alongside the ship
Effortlessly, the ice jostled and badgered the ship until she was pinned up
against two floes, fore and aft on the starboard side, and kneed in the center on
the other. A heavy mass of ice ground across her stern, tearing the sternpost
partly away ...
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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