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    DescriptionIn 1914, as the shadow of war falls across Europe, a party led by veteran explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton sets out to become the first to traverse the Antarctic continent. Their initial optimism is short-lived, however, as the ice field slowly thickens, encasing the ship Endurance in a death-grip, crushing their craft, and marooning 28 men on a ploar ice floe. In an epic struggle of man versus the elements, Shackleton leads his team on a harrowing quest for survival over some of the most unforgiving terrain in the world. Icy, tempestuous seas full of gargantuan waves, mountainous glaciers and icebergs, unending brutal cold, and ever-looming starvation are their mortal foes as Shackleton and his men struggle to stay alive. What happened to those brave men forever stands as a testament to their strength of will and the power of human endurance. This is their story, as told by the man who led them.


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    Title
    South: the Endurance Expedition
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ernest Shackleton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 418
    Width: 107 mm
    Height: 170 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780451198808
    ISBN 10: 0451198808
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: RGR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T12.5
    BIC subject category V2: WGG
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BIC E4L: TRA
    B&T Merchandise Category: MMP
    B&T General Subject: 430
    BISAC V2.8: BIO023000
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ARCTIC, CHRN/PREWWI
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036000, BIO006000
    DC22: 919.8/904/092
    LC classification: G850 1914.S53 S53 1999
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: RGR, WGG
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Dutton / Signet
    Publication date
    01 May 1999
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Sir Ernest Shackleton, C.V.O. (1874-1922) is regarded as perhaps the greatest of all Antarctic explorers. He was a member of Captain Scott's 1901-1903 expedition to the South Pole, and in 1907 led his own expedition on the whaler Nimrod, coming within ninety-seven miles of the South Pole, the feat for which he was knighted. The events of that expedition are chronicled in his first book, The Heart of the Antarctic. He is considered one of England's greatest heroes for his actions during the ill-fated Endurance expedition, leading all of his men to safety after being marooned for two years on the polar ice. South is his recounting of this expedition. He died at age forty-seven during his final expedition, and was buried in the whaler's cemetary on South Georgia Island in the South Atlantic.