Endurance Shackleton s Extraordinary Voyage

Author: Daniel Bryce
Publisher: New Word City
ISBN: 9781612308333
Release Date: 2015-01-08
Genre: History

After years of preparation, the world's most experienced Antarctic explorer embarked on the most dramatic adventure of his life. Sir Ernest Shackleton had carefully picked crew and a stout, well-outfitted ship, the Endurance. But he had no radio, the world was at war, and at the edge of the Antarctic continent, the ship froze in the sea ice. After months of immobility, it was crushed. Then began an impossible journey. With three tiny boats, the crew worked their way across frozen the Antarctic Sea. This vivid book recounts the story of Shackleton's heroic voyage from South Georgia Island to Antarctica then back to South Georgia. It is a tribute to Shackleton and his crew's ability to fight for survival and one of the most harrowing adventures in history.

635 Tage im Eis

Author: Alfred Lansing
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783641211059
Release Date: 2016-11-30
Genre: Science

Am Anfang steht der Plan von der erstmaligen Durchquerung des weißen Kontinents. Doch das gewaltige Naturwunder Antarktis wird im Jahr 1915 für die Crew der 'Endurance' zur Hölle aus Eis. Beharrlich verfolgt Expeditionsleiter Sir Ernest Shackleton bald nur noch ein Ziel: 28 Männer lebend wieder in die Zivilisation zurückzubringen. Die faszinierende Geschichte einer Irrfahrt ans Ende der Welt. "Gebt mir Scott als wissenschaftlichen Expeditionsleiter ..., gebt mir Amundsen für eine störungsfreie und effiziente Polar-Expedition, aber wenn sich das Schicksal gegen euch verschworen zu haben scheint, dann fallt auf die Knie und betet um Shackleton."

Mit der Endurance ins ewige Eis

Author: Ernest Shackleton
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 9783492972727
Release Date: 2015-11-09
Genre: Travel

Eine der berühmtesten Expeditionen ins Eismeer: Im Sommer 1914 stechen Sir Ernest Shackleton und seine Crew an Bord der »Endurance« in See. Das Ziel der Briten: den antarktischen Kontinent mit Hundeschlitten zu durchqueren. Doch bald schon steckt das Schiff im Packeis fest und zerbirst. Monatelang treibt die Besatzung auf einer Eisscholle durch die weiße Hölle, halb verhungert und erfroren. Shackleton ist entschlossen, seine Mannschaft lebendig nach Hause zu bringen. Und so bricht er auf, in einem winzigen Beiboot, mit fünf seiner Männer, um Hilfe zu holen. Es wird ein erbarmungsloser Wettlauf gegen den Tod.

Shackletons F hrungskunst

Author: Margot Morrell
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644417113
Release Date: 2010-01-29
Genre: Business & Economics

Der britische Polarforscher Ernest Shackleton und seine 27 Männer überlebten 1914 den Untergang des Schiffes «Endurance» im arktischen Packeis. Dass die Männer nach fast zweijährigem Überlebenskampf unter härtesten Bedingungen körperlich gesund und emotional stabil nach Hause zurückkehren konnten, war dem Krisenmanagement und der Führungskunst Shackletons zu verdanken. Er verwandelte eine Katastrophe in einen Triumph. Margot Morrell und Stephanie Capparell zeigen, wie Führungskräfte aus Wirtschaft, Forschung und Politik heute von Shackletons Erfahrung profitieren können.

Leading at The Edge

Author: Dennis Perkins
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 9780814431610
Release Date: 2012-03-28
Genre: Business & Economics

For the 100th anniversary of the Race to the South Pole, a fresh look at what Shackleton's legendary Antarctic adventure can teach us about true leadership. Stranded in the frozen Antarctic sea for nearly two years, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his team of 27 polar explorers endured extreme temperatures, hazardous ice, dwindling food, and complete isolation. Despite these seemingly insurmountable obstacles, the group remained cohesive, congenial, and mercifully alive-a fact that speaks not just to luck but to an unparalleled feat of leadership. Drawing on this amazing story, Leading at The Edge demonstrates the importance of a strong leader in times of adversity, uncertainty, and change. The book reveals 10 timeless leadership lessons that show readers how to: * Instill optimism while staying grounded in reality * Have the courage to step up to risks worth taking * Consistently reinforce the team message * Set a personal example * Find something to celebrate and something to laugh about * Never give up Part adventure tale, part leadership guide, the second edition features additional lessons, new case studies of the strategies in action, tools to uncover and resolve conflicts, and expanded resources. An updated epilogue compares the leadership styles of the famous polar explorers Shackleton, Amundsen, and Scott. Today's leaders have much to learn from this gripping account of survival against all odds. Leading at The Edge will help them bring order to chaos-and achieve success in the face of adversity.

Die Endurance

Author: Caroline Alexander
ISBN: 3492405282
Release Date: 2013-12-10
Genre: Travel

South with Endurance

Author: Frank Hurley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743222921
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Photography

The definitive collection of photographs from the Shackleton expedition includes never-before-published images from the remarkable 1914 expedition to Antarctica.

Shackleton s Boat Journey

Author: Frank Arthur Worsley
Publisher: Birlinn
ISBN: 9780857905468
Release Date: 2012-11-05
Genre: History

This is an account of the Shackleton boat journey. The journey began in August 1914 in London and the next the world knew of Shackleton was in May 1916, when three ragged men staggered into the whaling station at Grytviken on South Georgia. Written by the Captain of the Endurance, the ship used by Shackleton on his 1914-16 ill-fated journey, this book is a remarkable tale of courage and bravery in the face of extreme odds and a vivid portrait of one of the world's greatest explorers.


Author: Jonathan Shackleton
Publisher: Spotlight Poets
ISBN: UOM:39015056922704
Release Date: 2003-01
Genre: Antarctica

A mesmerizing new biography of explorer Ernest Shackleton, lavishly illustrated with over a hundred photographs, maps and engravings, some of them appearing in print for the first time. Eighty years after his death, the extraordinary story of Endurance South Pole expedition still holds a compelling grip on the public imagination. Trapped in drifting polar pack ice for ten months, Ernest Shackleton and his crew fought for survival against all the odds. When the Endurance was finally crushed, they were stranded on the ice for more than a year, before reaching Elephant Island. Two weeks later Shackleton and five companions embarked on the most remarkable rescue mission in maritime history, sailing to South Georgia over eight hundred miles of the roughest seas in the world in a small open boat. This book probes deep into family history to reveal the profound influence of Ernest Shackleton's Irish Quaker roots in the making of a great leader. The fruit of intensive research, Shackleton: An Irishman in Antarctica paints a vivid portrait of a man whose ambition was always tempered by his humanity and egalitarianism. Here too are the untold stories of Shackleton's upbringing in Kildare; his time in the Merchant Navy; his marriage and love affairs; his life as public man and politician; and the haunting story of his final - and fatal - expedition on the Quest. Drawing on family records, diaries and letters - and featuring hitherto unpublished photographs and archive material - this mesmerising book takes us beyond the myth to Shackleton the man, showing us a hero who eschewed imperial hierarchy and whose greatest triumph was that of life over death.

Summoned to Lead

Author: Leonard Sweet
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310834045
Release Date: 2009-12-15
Genre: Religion

Leadership Re-VisionedCast a vision, set a strategy, rally the troops, and take the hill—you don’t need another book to rehash the well-worn principles of modern leadership. But if you’re looking for something different, something that . . . approaches leadership as an art as well as a scienceinspires hope and expectation in those of us who aren’t born leaderschallenges those with leadership roles to explore new possibilities. . . then Leonard Sweet wants to help you discover a very different kind of leadership vision. It’s one you hear if your ears are open, and it could summon you at any time. When you respond, the puzzle pieces of who you are will fit together into a leader others follow because you’ve answered a call, not trained for a position. “The church has it all wrong. It is trying to train leaders. Instead, it ought to train everyone to listen and to develop their own soundtrack.”Leaders don’t see a vision, says Sweet, they hear one. “Sound becomes sight. Leaders hear life.”For a sonogram of “acoustic leadership,” Sweet takes us inside the incredible account of Sir Ernest Shackleton, the celebrated polar explorer who led his entire crew of twenty-seven from disaster in the Antarctic to safety. Called “the greatest leader that ever came on God’s earth, bar none,” Shackleton objectifies the goals of Sweet’s own exploration in search of wisdom for today and tomorrow’s truly compelling, voice-activated leaders.Right now, you may be leading many people or just yourself. But who knows what tomorrow—or a minute from now—will call forth in you. Are your ears open?

Contemporary Authors

Author: Gale Group
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 0787666998
Release Date: 2004-04-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors® .

Ice Story

Author: Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0395915244
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Describes the events of the 1914 Shackleton Antarctic expedition, when the ship the Endurance was crushed in a frozen sea and the men made the perilous journey across ice and stormy seas to reach inhabited land.

Letzte Fahrt

Author: Robert Falcon Scott
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 9788027237548
Release Date: 2017-12-14
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Die Terra-Nova-Expedition (1910-1913), offiziell die British Antarctic Expedition 1910, war eine britische Expedition unter Robert Falcon Scott. Das Hauptziel war laut Scott, "den Südpol zu erreichen und für das Britische Empire die Ehre dieser Errungenschaft zu sichern". Der Auftritt von Roald Amundsens norwegischer Expedition veränderte den Charakter der Forschungsreise und führte zu einem Wettrennen um die Ersterreichung des Südpols und um das damit verbundene nationale Prestige. Die Hauptreise im Rahmen der Terra-Nova-Expedition war der Vorstoß zum Südpol. Dabei leitete Scott eine Fünf-Mann-Gruppe, die den Pol am 17. Januar 1912 erreichte - etwas mehr als einen Monat nach Amundsen. Auf dem Rückweg zum Basislager starben Scott und seine vier Begleiter an Unterernährung, Krankheit und Unterkühlung. Alles andere, darunter auch der Erfolg Amundsens, wurde in der Folge durch dieses Schicksal überschattet. Ein Suchtrupp fand ihre Leichen im November 1912. Den bei ihnen gefundenen Aufzeichnungen, insbesondere dem von Scott geführten Tagebuch, wurde sehr viel Aufmerksamkeit zuteil, da diese Unterlagen ihre Reise und insbesondere die Umstände ihres Scheiterns sehr ausführlich dokumentierten. Aus dem Tagebuch: "6. Jan. Gestern abend gerieten wir zwischen Schneefahnen - heute morgen wurden sie höher, und bald waren wir mitten in einem Meer von Eiswellen, die sich wie Angelhaken um unsere Füße legten; wir kennen sie nur zu gut! Nach den ersten 1 ½ Stunden schnallten wir unsere Schneeschuhe ab und zogen zu Fuß. Stellenweise ging es furchtbar mühsam. Am Nachmittag wurde es nicht besser, im Gegenteil! Als wir ungefähr eine Stunde marschiert waren, entdeckten wir, daß ein Schlafsack vom Schlitten gefallen war. Der Zwischenfall kostete uns mehr als eine Stunde."