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    The Heart of the Antarctic and South (Wordsworth Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton, Introduction by Beau Riffenburgh, Series edited by Tom Griffith

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    DescriptionErnest Shackleton led two Antarctic expeditions, and died shortly after the beginning of a third. His first expedition was not a total success (they did not reach the South Pole), and the second was, in some senses, a total failure (they never reached the Antarctic mainland at all). Yet it is the second for which he is remembered. His expedition ship Endurance was trapped, then crushed in the ice, before his party could be landed, leaving his men in a hopeless situation. For months Shackleton held his party together before taking to boats and bringing everyone safely to Elephant Island. His open-boat journey to South Georgia and the eventual rescue of the party left behind are now legendary. Visitors to Shackleton's grave in South Georgia, stepping over the lounging elephant seals that keep the dead company, pay homage to the man who had the vision, bravery and strength to open up Antarctica for all who followed. Shackleton showed the flame of leadership as few in the history of exploration have done, and nowhere does this come through more clearly than in the two accounts in this volume.

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    The Heart of the Antarctic and South
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton, Introduction by Beau Riffenburgh, Series edited by Tom Griffith
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 768
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 46 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    ISBN 13: 9781840226164
    ISBN 10: 1840226161

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    Publication date
    05 December 2007
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