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Boeken over Antarctica

Ernest Shackleton - The heart of the Antarctic. Being the story of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909



Uitgever: Carrol & Graf, New York
Verschijningsdatum: 1999
Aantal blz.: 452
ISBN: 0 7867 0684 8


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Ernest Shackleton - The heart of the Antarctic


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Shackleton's own thrilling account of his first Antarctic expedition and astonishing march to reach the South Pole.

With all the drama and adventure of Shackleton's later memoir, South, this riveting volume recounts the first polar expedition he led in his unremitting quest to reach the South Pole. Frustrated by the failures and outcome of Captain Robert Scott's Antarctic expedition, on which he had served, Lieutenant Ernest Shackleton set out his own crew for the ice-bound Antarctic coast in 1906. In his trek across the frozen continent he met the challenges of the land and the weather, like scaling of the 13,000-foot volcanic Mount Erebus and enduring a merciless winter's polar blizzards. Ultimately, he came within 97 miles of his goal, but there the adventure did not end. In a breathtaking race against time and nature, Shackleton and his exhausted men then undertook a forced march to get back to camp before their ship sailed - and eventuality that would left them stranded on the edge of the earth's icy southernmost continent.


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