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    South: The Last Antarctic Expedition of Shackleton and the Endurance (Adlard Coles Maritime Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton

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    DescriptionIn 1911 Roald Amundsen beat Robert Falcon Scott to the South Pole, and Scott and his colleagues all died on the return journey. Ernest Shackleton, who had served with Scott on a previous expedition, decided that crossing Antarctica from sea to sea was the last great unattempted journey on the continent. His Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914-17 was a failure. But perhaps because it failed, with Shackleton not only surviving but bringing his crew back alive, the expedition became more famous than many of those adventurous voyages that succeeded. After reaching the Weddell Sea off the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, Shackleton's ship the Endurance became trapped in pack ice and spent 1915 drifting northwards. The Endurance was eventually crushed by the ice and sank, leaving 28 men stranded on the ice. They spent months sheltering from the subzero temperatures as the pack ice continued to drift. Eventually Shackleton accepted they could not rely on rescue and had to help themselves, so he led five men on an 800-mile voyage in an open boat to reach South Georgia, from where he was able to mount a rescue of all of the men he had left behind on the ice. Every one of them survived - a remarkable tribute to his leadership, courage and determination. South is Shackleton's own account of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. It is a true story of courageous endurance, survival against the odds and an undeterred sense of adventure. This special edition includes detailed maps so that the reader can see just how extraordinary Shackleton's achievement was, and a specially written Foreword by Sir Ranulph Fiennes, introducing the book from an explorer's perspective.

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    The Last Antarctic Expedition of Shackleton and the Endurance
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 317 g
    ISBN 13: 9781472907158
    ISBN 10: 1472907159

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    B&T General Subject: 760
    LC classification: GV
    Ingram Subject Code: TR
    BISAC V2.8: SPO005000
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MTS
    Abridged Dewey: 797
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000, HIS046000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23290
    BISAC V2.8: TRV001000, HIS051000, TRA006010
    BIC subject category V2: WTLP
    BISAC V2.8: TRV020000
    DC22: 919.89
    BIC subject category V2: 1MTS
    DC23: 919.8904
    Thema V1.0: WTH, NHB, RGR, WTLP, WGG, SPN, NHQ, WTHA
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1MTS
    Illustrations note
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Adlard Coles Nautical
    Publication date
    21 October 2014
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    Author Information
    Sir Ernest Shackleton was born in Ireland in February 1874. He led three expeditions to the Antarctic, most notably the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. He intended to return to Antarctica in January 1921, but died of a heart attack whilst his ship was moored in South Georgia. At his wife's request, his body was buried there. Sir Ranulph Fiennes is, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, the world's greatest living explorer. He was the first person to cross Antarctica on foot, and the first person to visit both the North and South Poles by surface means.
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    stylish, high quality collector's edition Hardy Boat Owner