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Endurance : Shackleton's Incredible Voyage : Voyages Promotion - Alfred Lansing

Endurance : Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

Voyages Promotion

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Published: October 2006
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Endurance is the story of one of the most astonishing feats of exploration and human courage ever recorded.

In 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton and a crew of 27 men set sail for the South Atlantic on board a ship called 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 five months Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways on one of the most savage regions of the world.

This utterly gripping book, based on first-hand accounts of crew members and interviews with survivors, describes how the men survived, how they lived together in camps on the ice for 17 months until they reached land, how they were attacked by sea leopards, the diseases which they developed, and the indefatigability of the men and their lasting civility towards one another in the most adverse conditions conceivable.

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This book is inspiring, an amazing account of endurance and survival against tiny odds! Really got me interested in the whole topic of polar explorers and their bravery. Humans are amazingly capable if needed Addit...I love stories of survival and overcoming hardship. This has to be one of the best

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Endurance is the true story of Shackleton's incredible voyage in 1914 to cross the Antarctic overland. His ship the 'Endurance' was beset by ice in early 1915 and then crushed ten months later. Shackleton and his men were 1200 miles away from the nearest outpost of humanity. The fact that the crew managed to survive, once Shackleton and five others had sailed 650 miles across the 'Raving Fifties' and the 'Screaming Sixties' to the south-east of Cape Horn, is the stuff of legend vividly told in Shackleton's own account 'South'. What Lansing adds are the perspectives from other members of the crew and the trivia that goes along with any expedition. These are drawn from diaries, private papers and personal interviews. It is a fantastic story brilliantly told. (Kirkus UK)

ISBN: 9780753809877
ISBN-10: 0753809877
Series: Voyages Promotion
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: October 2006
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.3 x 12.4  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1