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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Between fifteen-minute spells at the pumps, some of the crew helped him calk the
cofferdam with strips of torn blankets. ... All night long they kept at it . . . fifteen
minutes on the pumps, fifteen minutes off, then over the side or back to the
He watched it for a few minutes, then hurried back to his tent and roused Hurley.
The two men returned to the edge of the floe and peered for several minutes
through the intermittent bands of fog. It was there, all right — and it was land.
chapter The first few minutes were crucial — and they were maddening. The
oarsmen did their best to pull together, but they were clumsy and out of practice,
and hampered by their own anxiety. The encircling ice fouled the oars, and
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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