Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
McGraw-Hill, 1959 - 282 halaman
Account of British Imperial Transatlantic Expedition, 1914-16, leader E.H. Shackleton, based on original diaries.
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There, in 1903, twelve years before, the crew of a Swedish ship had spent the
winter after their vessel, the Antarctic, had been crushed by the Weddell Sea ice.
The ship which finally rescued that party deposited its stock of stores on Paulet ...
This, then, was the man who developed the idea of crossing the Antarctic
continent — on foot. The largest items needed for the expedition were the ships
that would carry the two parties to the Antarctic. From Sir Douglas Mawson, the
Still there were occasional signs that the Antarctic spring was coming. The sun
now shone for nearly ten hours every day, and on September 10, the temperature
climbed to 1.9 degrees above zero — the highest reading for seven months.
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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