The Endurance: [Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition]

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In August 1914, 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. They came with in eighty-five miles of their destination when their ship, Endurance , was trapped fast in the ice pack, and the crew was stranded on the floes. Their ordeal lasted for twenty grueling months, and the group made two near-fatal attempts to escape by open boat before they were finally rescued. Drawing upon previously unavailable sources, Caroline Alexander gives us a riveting account of Shackleton's expedition. An extraordinary re-creation of the terrible beauty of Antarctica, the awful destruction of the ship, and the crew's heroic daily struggle for survival, The Endurance thrillingly describes one of the last great adventures in the brave age of exploration-perhaps the greatest of them all.
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9780375404030
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display_description In August 1914, days before the outbreak of the First 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 Shackleton'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.

The survival of Hurley's remarkable images is scarcely less miraculous: The original glass plate negatives, from which most of the book's illustrations are superbly reproduced, were stored in hermetically sealed cannisters that survived months on the ice floes, a week in an open boat on the polar seas, and several more months buried in the snows of a rocky outcrop called Elephant Island. Finally Hurley was forced to abandon his professional equipment; he captured some of the most unforgettable images of the struggle with a pocket camera and three rolls of Kodak film.

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.

From the Hardcover edition.
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series In Association (American Museum of Natural History
subject_facet Antarctica -- Discovery and exploration
Antartica -- Discovery and exploration
Endurance (Ship)
Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition -- (1914-1917)
Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, -- 1914-1917
Shackleton, Ernest Henry, -- Sir, -- 1874-1922 -- Journeys
Shackleton, Ernest Henry, -- Sir, -- 1874-1922 -- Travel
Shackleton, Ernest Henry, -- Sir, -- 1974-1922 -- Journey
title_display The Endurance : Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition
title_full The Endurance : Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition / Caroline Alexander ; in association with the American Museum of Natural History
The Endurance : [Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition] [electronic resource] / Caroline Alexander
The Endurance Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition
The Endurance [sound recording] : [Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition] / by Caroline Alexander
title_short The Endurance :
title_sub [Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition]
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History
Journey
Journeys
Nonfiction
Photography
Shackleton, Ernest Henry
Travel