• "Endurance": Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

    "Endurance": Shackleton's Incredible Voyage (Paperback) By (author) Alfred Lansing


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    Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alfred Lansing
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 302
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 200 mm
    Weight: 400 g
    ISBN 13: 9780246123084
    ISBN 10: 0246123087

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: GEO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.4
    BIC subject category V2: RGR
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MTN
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 800
    B&T Approval Code: A19240000
    Abridged Dewey: 910
    LC classification: G
    DC19: 919.8904
    BISAC V2.8: TRV000000, HIS051000
    LC classification: G875.S5
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    HarperCollins Publishers
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    Publication date
    01 September 1984
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    Review text
    The demand for good true adventure is insatiable- and here is a good candidate. Based on diaries and interviews, this is an absorbing account of Ernest Shackleton's third expedition to Antarctica. Shackleton had tried and failed twice before, in 1901 and 1907, to reach the South Pole. His third attempt involved sailing the Endurance as far into Antarctica as possible, then finishing the expedition on foot. But almost from the beginning the expedition was beset by difficulties. The ship had to be abandoned because of the ice-crush and the party had to camp on a drifting ice floe, their only goal now being rescue. They had to kill their own dogs for food but they did manage, eventually, to hunt seals, sea leopards and penguins. Their greatest danger was always the weather. They were finally forced back to the Endurance when their ice floe began to break up. After they reached the island of South Georgia, they formed two groups, one to maintain a camp, the other to look for help. The expedition which began in 1914 took 17 months and Shackleton's goal was only achieved last year by Vivian Fuchs, whose book The Crossing of Antarctica (see p. 892) should spark some additional interest in this one. Here too is adventure handled with professional deftness. (Kirkus Reviews)