Shackleton and the Antarctic Explorers: The Battle to Reach the South Pole

Shackleton and the Antarctic Explorers: The Battle to Reach the South Pole

by Gavin Mortimer
     
 
Antarcitcais a land still locked in the grip of ice age, where the sun disappears for months at a time, and temperatures can drop as low as -78f. It was the last great region of the world to be discovered, and even today great tracts of Antarctica lie unexplored.

In 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton set sail board his ship Endurance, heading an audacious

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Antarcitcais a land still locked in the grip of ice age, where the sun disappears for months at a time, and temperatures can drop as low as -78f. It was the last great region of the world to be discovered, and even today great tracts of Antarctica lie unexplored.

In 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton set sail board his ship Endurance, heading an audacious expedition to cross the continent of Antarctica on foot. It was a failure, but the story that emerged of survival against the odds, remains one of the most gripping dramas of all time.

Shackleton and the Antarctic Explorerscharts the achievements of Amundsen, Scott, Shackleton, and many others. It reveals why Scott died while Amundsen survived, and documents Shackleton's legendary leadership skills as he kept his men from despair when their ship was crushed by the ice in 1915.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760718674
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
09/01/1999
Pages:
128

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