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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It piled higher and higher against her bows as she repelled each new wave, until
gradually it mounted to her bulwarks, then crashed across the deck,
overwhelming her with a crushing load that pushed her head down even deeper.
Thus held ...
She had just caught the wind when the first wave hit them and rolled over the
stern. Greenstreet was almost knocked off his seat. A moment later, the second
wave engulfed them. The Docker, half-filled with water, slumped under the
other, and taking seas on board with almost every wave. The pump was not
adequate to handle the water, and extra hands had to be called to bail. Toward
noon the boat began to ice up. The decision was inevitable, but Shackleton put it
off as ...
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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