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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a high following sea. The ship herself presented an appalling sight. Sixty-nine
quarrelsome huskies were tied forward; several tons of coal were heaped on the
deck midships; and up in the rigging hung a ton of whale meat for use as dog
There were fully seventy bergs in sight, many of them aground, and they seemed
for the moment to be preventing the pack from either opening or drifting much to
the north. If the boats had been launched, they would probably have been ...
Before long the pack was lost from sight, and occasionally one or another of the
boats disappeared behind one of these enormous rolling hills of water. It was as
if they had suddenly emerged into infinity. They had an ocean to themselves, ...
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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