MOBI Ð DOC The Endurance Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition 9780375404030 Û REFLECTIONSLISBURNLTD

KINDLE The Endurance Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition

MOBI Ð DOC The Endurance Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition 9780375404030 Û REFLECTIONSLISBURNLTD ê 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 AtIn 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 rescueD As a big fan of Alfred Lansing's version of the story I had to read this one too It is a worthy complement to Lansing's Endurance and contains a great deal detail on some situations interpersonal relations and the psychological impact on the men who went through this incredible experience all stuff that Lansing tactfully omits Added to that there are many of Frank Hurley's dazzling photographs I would recommend reading this in addition to Lansing's work

DOC Ú The Endurance Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition ☆ Caroline Alexander

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 months buried in the snows of a rocky outcrop called Elephant Island Finally Hurley was forced to abandon his professional euipment; he captured some of the most unforgettable images of the struggle with a pocket camera and three rolls of Kodak filmPublished 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 The exhibition catalog for the exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History is than a coffee table book this beautifully photo illustrated history of the Endurance expedition is a must readmust see for anyone interested in the history of polar exploration Alexander who writes so ably and knowledgeably about polar exploration also recently penned The Race to the South Pole in National Geographic's Sept 2011 issue Illustrations and photos like this one by Herbert Ponting below from National Geographic collection as well as many others from the National Library of Norway's Picture Collection The Royal Geographical Society help Alexander bring the article's age of exploration back to life for today's readersPhotograph by Herbert Ponting National Geographic StockMore about this photo at National Geographic

Caroline Alexander ☆ The Endurance Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition DOC

The Endurance Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expeditionRawing 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 No matter how many books I read nor movies I watch I just can't seem to get enough of Shackleton Trying to imagine the dashing of dreams and the prolonged suffering that he and his crew had to endure is too much But the real heroism lies in the ualities that Shackleton himself brought to this excursion the way he selected his crew not so much on seamanship experience but on each's personal optimism; the way he was able to uickly recognize without ego that the Excursion was now a rescue operation; the way he made the impossible come to pass over and over and over again; and the way he couldn't rest until all his men were back with himAlexander writes a compelling account of the unbelievable expedition and does so in a concise and highly readable way My only regret is that the photos which accompany her book are not included in the audio version