Endurance

Author: Alfred Lansing
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780465058792
Release Date: 2014-04-29
Genre: History

The harrowing tale of British explorer Ernest Shackleton's 1914 attempt to reach the South Pole, one of the greatest adventure stories of the modern age. In August 1914, polar explorer Ernest Shackleton boarded the Endurance and set sail for Antarctica, where he planned to cross the last uncharted continent on foot. In January 1915, after battling its way through a thousand miles of pack ice and only a day's sail short of its destination, the Endurance became locked in an island of ice. Thus began the legendary ordeal of Shackleton and his crew of twenty-seven men. For ten months the ice-moored Endurance drifted northwest before it was finally crushed between two ice floes. With no options left, Shackleton and a skeleton crew attempted a near-impossible journey over 850 miles of the South Atlantic's heaviest seas to the closest outpost of civilization. Their survival, and the survival of the men they left behind, depended on their small lifeboat successfully finding the island of South Georgia--a tiny dot of land in a vast and hostile ocean. In Endurance, the definitive account of Ernest Shackleton's fateful trip, Alfred Lansing brilliantly narrates the harrowing and miraculous voyage that has defined heroism for the modern age.

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.

Shackleton s Boat Journey

Author: F. A. Worsley
Publisher: Wakefield Press
ISBN: 1862547750
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Antarctica

This is the classic account of Sir Ernest Shackleton's 1914-1916 Antarctic expedition. Written by the captain of the Endurance, the ship used by Shackleton on this ill-fated journey, it 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. "A breathtaking story of courage under the most appalling conditions." - Edmund Hillary

Endurance

Author: Alfred Lansing
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0786708425
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A well-researched story brilliantly recounts how twenty-eight men battled against almost insuperable odds in 1914 to return to civilization after their ship Endurance sank near the South Pole, now available in a deluxe gift edition featuring eighty-four spectacular photographs. Reprint.

Endurance

Author: Daniel Bryce
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1541344987
Release Date: 2016-12-29
Genre:

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.

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.

The Endurance

Author: Caroline Alexander
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 9780307555946
Release Date: 2008-12-18
Genre: Travel

In August 1914, days before the outbreak of the First World War, the renowned explorer Ernest Shackleton and a crew of twenty-seven set sail for the South Atlantic in pursuit of the last unclaimed prize in the history of exploration: the first crossing on foot of the Antarctic continent. Weaving a treacherous path through the freezing Weddell Sea, they had come within eighty-five miles of their destination when their ship, Endurance, was trapped fast in the ice pack. Soon the ship was crushed like matchwood, leaving the crew stranded on the floes. Their ordeal would last for twenty months, and they would make two near-fatal attempts to escape by open boat before their final rescue. Drawing upon previously unavailable sources, Caroline Alexander gives us a riveting account of Shackleton's expedition--one of history's greatest epics of survival. And she presents the astonishing work of Frank Hurley, the Australian photographer whose visual record of the adventure has never before been published comprehensively. Together, text and image re-create the terrible beauty of Antarctica, the awful destruction of the ship, and the crew's heroic daily struggle to stay alive, a miracle achieved largely through Shackleton's inspiring leadership. The survival of Hurley's remarkable images is scarcely less miraculous: The original glass plate negatives, from which most of the book's illustrations are superbly reproduced, were stored in hermetically sealed cannisters that survived months on the ice floes, a week in an open boat on the polar seas, and several more months buried in the snows of a rocky outcrop called Elephant Island. Finally Hurley was forced to abandon his professional equipment; he captured some of the most unforgettable images of the struggle with a pocket camera and three rolls of Kodak film. Published in conjunction with the American Museum of Natural History's landmark exhibition on Shackleton's journey, The Endurance thrillingly recounts one of the last great adventures in the Heroic Age of exploration--perhaps the greatest of them all. From the Hardcover edition.

Shackleton s Forgotten Expedition

Author: Beau Riffenburgh
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781582346113
Release Date: 2005-11-01
Genre: History

Using extensive research and firsthand accounts, Riffenburgh provides fascinating insight into the age of British exploration and empire through the vivid and gripping story of a little-known adventurer determined to find fame and fortune by becoming the first man to reach the South Pole.

Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World

Author: Jennifer Armstrong
Publisher:
ISBN: 0329217917
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Antarctica

Armstrong vividly describes how 28 men sailed from England in 1914 on the "Endurance" to become the first team of explorers to cross Antarctica. She continues the incredible story of their survival on the ship after encountering ice, storms, and remote islands.

South

Author: Ernest H. Shackleton
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9783861952497
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Travel

Account of the Imperial Trans-Antartic Expedition attempted by Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew. The goal of making the first land crossing of the Antartic Continent was never reached. Instead, the Endurance, Shackleton's ship, got trapped in pack ice, and Shackleton's new aim was to rescue all his crew members, in which he finally succeeded. Originally released in 1919.

Trapped by the Ice

Author: Michael McCurdy
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9780802776334
Release Date: 2002-05
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Describes the events of the 1914 Shackleton Antarctic expedition when, after being trapped in a frozen sea for nine months, the Endurance was crushed, creating the need to travel across the ocean to safety.

Mrs Chippy s Last Expedition

Author: Caroline Alexander
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060932619
Release Date: 1999-03-24
Genre: Nature

The carpenter has a very fine cat who is known as "Mrs. Chippie"... -- from the diary of Commander F. A. Worsley, captain of Shackleton's Endurance When Sir Ernest Shackleton's ship Endurance became trapped in the Antarctic ice, all twenty-nine members of the crew were pushed to their limits of survival, including Mrs. Chippy, the ship's estimable cat. Fortunately for posterity, Mrs. Chippy left a diary of the ordeal. Closely based on the true events of Shackleton's heroic journey, and illustrated with authentic photographs taken by Frank Hurley, expedition photographer, Mrs. Chippy's Last Expedition is a firsthand account of one of the greatest adventures in history--from a unique point of view.

Leading at the Edge

Author: Dennis N. T. Perkins
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 9780814431948
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Business & Economics

A guide to leadership draws on Ernest Shackelton's management style during his exploration of Antarctica, providing advice on how leaders can instill optimism, set personal examples, and perservere in the face of adversity.

Shackleton s Journey Activity Book

Author: William Grill
Publisher:
ISBN: 190926380X
Release Date: 2015-10-01
Genre:

1892, New Mexico. A wolfpack roams the Currumpaw River Valley, preying on the vast cattle and sheep herds of the area. Their leader, Lobo possesses such cunning that local ranchers are unable to trap the pack. Due to his knowledge of wolf behaviour, Ernest Thompson Seton, a naturalist, is employed by ranchers to ride them of Lobo's pack.

Endurance

Author: Frank Arthur Worsley
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393319946
Release Date: 2000-02
Genre: History

The full story of the doomed expedition of the Endurance and the rescue of its crew from a seemingly hopeless situation in the deadly cold of Antarctica offers a tribute to Ernest Shackleton's inspiring and courageous leadership.