Ernest Shackleton: Gripped by the Antarctic (Trailblazer Biography Series)

Ernest Shackleton: Gripped by the Antarctic (Trailblazer Biography Series)

by Rebecca L. Johnson




Growing up on a farm in Ireland, Ernest Shackleton longed for a life of travel and excitement. His father wanted him to become a doctor, but Shackleton's sense of adventure led him to a career as a sailor. After years of sailing with the British Merchant Navy, he was asked to join an expedition to Antarctica. Shackleton found his life's passion. One of the most inhospitable and dangerous places on Earth, Antarctica drew Shackleton south four times.

This inspiring biography explores Shackleton's single-minded determination and bravery, from his childhood dreams of far-off places through his death at the young age of forty-seven. His bravery earned him the respect of his fellow explorers and a place of honor in history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780876149201
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/28/2003
Series: Trailblazers Biographies Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: 890L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 9 Years

Table of Contents

1.An Adventuresome Lad7
2.Life at Sea14
Map of Antarctica22
3.South with Scott25
6.Ocean Camp and Patience Camp69
7.James Caird77
8.Crossing South Georgia88
Map of Endurance Expedition94
Keeping Warm in the World's Coldest Place104
Map of Polar Expeditions106
Source Notes107
Other Resources109

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