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The Endurance Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expeditionRawing 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. I f'n adore these men As far as I'm concerned I AM one of these men Only the godforsaken tundra I explore is urban USI don't want to hear any of your goddimmed complaints until you've been stranded on South Georgia Island living in wet clothing on a diet of seal penguin then penguin and seal looking forward to a period of immobilty so that nothing of your nerves picks up information of icy damp material touching raw chafed bruised skinAnd you know all of that and they still held their 'spirits' Because what is the frigging point of complaining EVER Even they no ship frozen hungry hurt recognizing their having made a choice about being where they are know its now STILL their choice about what to do with the situation they meet And then you hear people bitching about their feet hurt cause the impossible shoes they chose to wear to lap the mall are chafing the pedicure ContemptNot that I care that much The book is excellent a bit magaziney

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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 rescueD. I love overcoming travel and adventure stories and for that reason I can't avoid recommending this amazing story of Caroline Alexander The Endurance Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition tells the real expedition of survival to Antarctica that Shackleton and his crew had to live after his ship was swallowed by the ice It is a thrilling story full of adventures in which as a Pandora's box comes to the surface every human emotion in this case even hope A hope that none of the crew lost during the long and painful odyssey they had to suffer I recommend this book to all lovers of survival adventure and overcoming stories where reality sometimes is even superior to fictionSpanish versionAmo las historias de superación aventuras y de viaje no puedo evitar recomendaros este maravilloso relato de Caroline Alexander Atrapados en el hielo narra la expedición real a la Antártida en ue Shakelton y su tripulación tuvieron ue sobrevivir después de ue su barco fuera tragado por el hielo Es un relato trepidante lleno de aventuras en la ue como una caja de pandora salen a flote todas las emociones humanas en este caso incluso la esperanza Una esperanza ue ninguno de ellos perdió durante la penosa y larga odisea ue tuvieron ue sufrir Recomiendo este libro a todos los amantes de los relatos de supervivencia de aventuras y de superación en los ue la realidad a veces supera incluso la ficción

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Read ½ The Endurance Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition 102 é 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 crBook'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 months buried in the snows of a rocky outcrop called Elephant Island Finally Hurley was forced to abandon his professional euipment; he captured some of the most unforgettable images of the struggle with a pocket camera and three rolls of Kodak filmPublished 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. The exhibition catalog for the exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History is than a coffee table book this beautifully photo illustrated history of the Endurance expedition is a must readmust see for anyone interested in the history of polar exploration Alexander who writes so ably and knowledgeably about polar exploration also recently penned The Race to the South Pole in National Geographic's Sept 2011 issue Illustrations and photos like this one by Herbert Ponting below from National Geographic collection as well as many others from the National Library of Norway's Picture Collection The Royal Geographical Society help Alexander bring the article's age of exploration back to life for today's readersPhotograph by Herbert Ponting National Geographic StockMore about this photo at National Geographic