Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

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Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1999 - 282 halaman

'Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew make today's hightech adventurers look like dilettantes. Their interminable voyage across frozen land and open sea is one of the most harrowing survival stories of all time.'
Sebastian Junger, author of the bestselling THEPERFECT STORM.

In 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton and a crew of 27 men set sail for the South Atlantic on board the Endurance. The object of the expedition was to cross the Antarctic overland. In October 1915, still half a continent away from their intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in ice. For seventeen months Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs and then on the stormiest seas on the globe, were castaways in this most savage region of the world.
Frank Hurley, the photographer of the expedition, documented their struggles, miraculously saving his negatives and photographs from destruction at each stage of their journey. His photographs illustrate the dramatic, terrible beauty of the lands with which they were contending. They also provide an unsurpassable insight into the extraordinary spirit of Shackleton and his crew, and their extraordinary indefatigability and lasting civility towards one another in the most adverse conditions.
Lansing¿s gripping narrative, based on firsthand accounts of crew members and interviews with survivors, vividly describes how the men lived together in camps on the ice until they reached land, how they were attacked by sea leopards, ate sea lion and polar bear, developed frostbite (an operation to amputate the foot of one member of the crew was carried out on the ice), and finally embarked on a 850-mile voyage in a 22-foot open lifeboat to find help.

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Ulasan Pengguna  - santhony - www.librarything.com

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

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Ulasan Pengguna  - Schneider - www.librarything.com

If this didn't actually happen I wouldn't think it possible. A tale of tales and a story of all stories. Lansing has done a smashing job retelling the adventure story of Ernest Shackleton and his crew's expedition to the South Pole. Recommended as highly as I can recommend a book. Baca ulasan lengkap

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Tentang pengarang (1999)

Alfred Lansing was a journalist and a freelance writer. ENDURANCE was his first book. He died in 1975.

Frank Hurley was an Australian photographer. From 1911-14 he accompanied Douglas Mawson on his Australasian Antarctic Expedition and was one of the party that sledged to the South Pole. On his return he was recruited for Shackleton's trans-Antarctic expedition. He died in Sydney in 1962 at the age of 71.

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