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The Endurance : Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition / Caroline Alexander.

By: Alexander, Caroline, 1956-.
Contributor(s): American Museum of Natural History.
Material type: TextTextSeries: G.K. Hall large print nonfiction series: Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : G.K. Hall, 1999Description: 386 p. (large print) : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0783886438 (lg. print : alk. paper); 9780783886435 (lg. print : alk. paper).Other title: Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition.Subject(s): Shackleton, Ernest Henry, Sir, 1874-1922 -- Travel -- Antarctica | Endurance (Ship) | Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-1917) | Antarctica -- Discovery and exploration -- British | Large type booksDDC classification: 919.8/904 LOC classification: G850 1914 .S53 | A58 1999
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Originally published: 1st ed. New York : Knopf, c1998.

"In association with the American Museum of Natural History."

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During Shackleton's 1914 expedition to Antarctica, he and his crew were trapped on ice floes for 20 months. Alexander is curating a forthcoming exhibition on their plight. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


In the annals of polar exploration, Sir Ernest Shackleton is remembered more for his failures than for his successes. Roald Amundsen deprived him of the honor of being the first to reach the South Pole; he then sought to become the first to cross Antarctica on foot. Even as the storm clouds of war began to gather in 1914, Shackleton and a crew of 27 set forth on the Endurance to accomplish this task. Published to accompany the American Museum of Natural History's exhibition on Shackleton's journey, this handsome and meticulously illustrated work chronicles his failure to accomplish this goal and describes in detail the trapping and crushing of the Endurance in the pack ice and the crew's dangerous and painful experiences on the drift ice. There is no question of Shackleton's strength as a leader, and Alexander poignantly portrays the suffering of the crew, their perilous journey in small open boats to Elephant Island, and Shackleton's epic voyage in an open 22-foot boat to South Georgia to obtain aid from the whaling station for his party. Frank Hurley's historic photographs have been brilliantly reproduced; this book may contain the most attractive photographs ever published on Antarctic exploration. General readers; undergraduates; graduates. P. D. Thomas; Wichita State University

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