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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Even at 3 A.M., the coldest time of the day, the surface of the ice was treacherous.
A crust had frozen over the rotting, saturated floes, and on top of this there was a
layer of snow. The surface had a deceptively sturdy appearance, and at each ...
Worsley described the situation: "All the floes in the neighborhood appear to be
saturated by the sea to the very surface, so much that on cutting 1 inch below the
surface of a 6 or 7 feet thick floe, water almost at once flows into the hole.
As they looked, eddies and swirls riffled the surface of the water. A freak current
had apparently risen from the depths of the sea and been deflected against the
deep underside of the berg. They jumped up and down, pointing and gesturing ...
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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