Endurance : Shackleton's incredible voyage / Alfred Lansing ; introduction by Nathaniel Philbrick
Book | Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group | 2014
GDL Central Library Non-Fiction (Staff Reported Missing)
6 holds on first copy returned of 1 copy
xxi, 357 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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"First published by Carroll & Graf in 1986. Published by arrangement with Mrs Alfred Lansing"--Title page verso.
"Bound for Antarctica, where polar explorer Ernest Shackleton planned to cross on foot the last uncharted continent, the Endurance set sail from England in August 1914. In January 1915, after battling its way for six weeks through a thousand miles of pack ice and now only a day's sail short of its destination, the Endurance became locked in an island of ice. For ten months the ice-moored Endurance drifted northwest before it was finally crushed. But for Shackleton and his crew of twenty-seven men the ordeal had barely begun. It would end only after a near-miraculous journey by Shackleton and a skeleton crew through over 850 miles of the South Atlantic's heaviest seas to the closest outpost of civilization."-- Provided by publisher.
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