South: The Endurance Expedition

Shackleton, Sir Ernest Henr

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This is Ernest Shackleton’s gripping account of the doomed Endurance voyage. Setting out on the eve of the First World War, he wanted to be the first to cross the last unknown continent but the exploration was plagued with problems.

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The Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition was perhaps the most ambitious, elaborate and confident of all the British attempts to master the South Pole. Like the others it ended in disaster, with the Endeavour first trapped and then crushed to pieces in the ice and its crew trapped in the Antarctic, seemingly doomed to a slow and horrible death. In the face of extraordinary odds, Shackleton, the expedition’s leader, decided on the only course that might just save them: a 700 nautical mile voyage in a small boat across the ferocious Southern Ocean in the forelorn hope of reaching the only human habitation within range: a small whaling station on the rugged, ice-sheeted island of South Georgia.

South tells the story both of the whole astonishing expedition and of Shackleton’s journey to rescue his men – one of the greatest feats of navigation ever recorded.

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Weight 315 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 24 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

456

Language

English

Edition

New Edition

Dewey

919.8904 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K