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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Born in the remoter wilds of Canada, they had a basic sledging instinct and a
resistance to cold weather, but little else. In dealing with ... There was keen
competition each day for the positions of assistants to the sledge drivers. These
The temperature was an uncomfortably warm fifteen degrees, which made the
surface of the ice soft—far from ideal for sledging. They spent the morning
readying the last bit of stores. About eleventhirty, Shackleton, with Wild, went out
This time sledging conditions were considerably better, and the trip took less than
ten hours. ... party was awakened at 1 A.M. the next morning, and af. ter a good
heavy breakfast they started off, dragging an empty boat sledge with them.
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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