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    DescriptionSir Ernest Henry Shackleton, CVO, OBE (1874-1922) was an Irish explorer of Anglo-Irish ancestry. He was a member of four Antarctic expeditions, three of which he led. After the Nimrod Expedition, 1907-09, he was knighted for his achievement in establishing a record furthest south latitude at 88 23'S, 97 nautical miles (180 km), from the South Pole. He is most noteworthy for leading the unsuccessful Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, often known as the "Endurance Expedition," between 1914 and 1916. Although Shackleton failed to achieve his goal of crossing the Antarctic continent on foot, he demonstrated the qualities of leadership for which he is best remembered when the expedition ship Endurance became trapped in the ice and was destroyed. Shackleton, known by his contemporaries as "the Boss," led his men to refuge on Elephant Island before heading across 800 miles (1,300 km) of the Southern Ocean to South Georgia, in an open boat with five other men. Upon reaching the remote island, Shackleton and two others crossed severe, mountainous terrain to reach a whaling station, from which he was able eventually to rescue his men on Elephant Island.


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    Title
    South
    Subtitle
    The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition, 1914-1917 (Dodo Press)
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ernest Henry Shackleton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 340
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781409930747
    ISBN 10: 1409930742
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QMP
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: G
    BIC subject category V2: HBJQ
    DC22: 919.8904
    BISAC V2.8: HIS046000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ARCTIC
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    DC21: 919.8904
    BIC subject category V2: 1QMP
    Abridged Dewey: 998
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHQ
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Dodo Press
    Imprint name
    Dodo Press
    Publication date
    31 January 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Gloucester