On October 26, 1914, Ernest Shackleton's Endurance set sail from Buenos Aires in pursuit of the last unclaimed prize in exploration: the crossing of the Antarctic continent. The crew stood on deck to watch the city fade away. All but one.
Eighteen-year-old Perce Blackborow hid below in a locker. But the thrill of stowing away with the legendary explorer would soon turn to fear. Within months, the Endurance, trapped and crushed by ice, sank. And even Perce, the youngest member of the stranded crew, knew there was no hope of rescue. If the men were to survive in the most hostile place on earth, they would have to do it on their own. Recommended for ages 13 and up.
As adventurers from around the world raced to reach the South Pole and achieve other polar firsts in the early 1900s, outsider Ernest Shackleton and his motley expeditions would outshine even the British navy, becoming icons of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.
Known for prizing loyalty, leadership, and skill without regard for rank or social class-and for bringing men back alive-Shackleton completed three death-defying Antarctic journeys. Called the Boss by his crew and Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton by the king, the Anglo-Irish explorer counted it all part of life's grand adventure (1874-1922).
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Read along and learn about Ernest Shackleton, the Irish explorer who set out to discover adventure at the South Pole! Dissecting Shackleton's life from his early years living in Ireland, through his youth and adulthood as he explored the unknown, readers learn about one of the most well-known Antarctic explorers in history. Includes fun facts about Antarctica, life during that time, and more, plus a timeline of Shackleton's life, as well as a timeline of world events, and a bibliography for further reading. Recommended for ages 9 to 12 years.
In August 1914, days before th outbreak of the Firs 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 Shackleon'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. 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.
Veteran explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton's excruciating and inspiring expedition to Antarctica aboard the Endurance has long captured the public imagination. South is his own first hand account of this epic adventure.
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The true story of the 1914 shipping expedition to the Artic that failed and whose twenty-two members survived against incredible circumstances. This book describes the unbelievable events surrounding the crew of the Endurance who set out to cross the Antartic overland in August 1914. Shipwrecked half a continent away from their base, all the men survived even after a 1000 mile voyage in an open boat across the most treacherous ocean on the globe and an overland trek through forbidden glaciers and mountains. The nobility of these men and their indefatigable will to fight back and survive shines through. James Dobson calls this story "a metaphor of the Christian experience."