Great Journeys: Escape From Antarctica

By: Ernest Shakelton

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ISBN
9780141025520
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
96
Dimensions
111 x 181mm

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Although Shackleton's (1874-1922) epic expedition to reach the South Pole was a complete disaster, it was rescued from absurdity by his heroic, terrifying crossing of the Southern Ocean in a small boat to a whaling station on South Georgia. Through one of the greatest recorded feats of navigation and of leadership, he overcame almost impossible odds and rescued every one of his men from otherwise certain death.

Few reading experiences can begin to match that of engaging with writers who saw astounding things: Great civilisations, walls of ice, violent and implacable jungles, deserts and mountains, multitudes of birds and flowers new to science. Reading these books is to see the world afresh, to rediscover a time when many cultures were quite strange to each other, where legends and stories were treated as facts and in which so much was still to be discovered.
ISBN:
9780141025520
Publication Date:
04 / 06 / 2007
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
111 x 181mm

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