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South [electronic resource] : The Last Antarctic Expedition of Shackleton and the Endurance. Ernest Shackleton.

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  • ISBN: 9781472907165 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2014.

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Summary, etc.: In 1911 Roald Amundsen beat Robert Falcon Scott to the South Pole, and Scott and his colleagues all died on the return journey. Ernest Shackleton, who had served with Scott on a previous expedition, decided that crossing Antarctica from sea to sea was the last great unattempted journey on the continent. His Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914-17 was a failure. But perhaps because it failed, with Shackleton not only surviving but bringing his crew back alive, the expedition became more famous than many of those adventurous voyages that succeeded.After reaching the Weddell Sea off the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, Shackleton's ship the Endurance became trapped in pack ice and spent 1915 drifting northwards. The Endurance was eventually crushed by the ice and sank, leaving 28 men stranded on the ice. They spent months sheltering from the subzero temperatures as the pack ice continued to drift. Eventually Shackleton accepted they could not rely on...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. London : Adlard Coles, 2014. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1132 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
History.
Military.
Genre: Electronic books.

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