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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Toward noon, the wind freshened from the ene, and by mid-afternoon was
blowing a gale. At 8 p.m., when they saw that no real progress could be made,
they took shelter under the lee of a large grounded berg. The gale continued on
And Worsley wrote in his log: "We must possess ourselves in patience till a
Southerly gale occurs, or the ice opens of its own sweet will." But no southerly
gale occurred — nor did the ice open of its own sweet will. At midnight on
January 24, ...
The next day the gale roared on, with a few gusts to 70 miles an hour. But twice
during the morning the sun broke through the clouds. Worsley was ready with his
sextant, and James stood by with his theodolite to catch the angle of the sun.
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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
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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