Read South: The Illustrated Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917 by Ernest Shackleton Free Online
Book Title: South: The Illustrated Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917|
The author of the book: Ernest Shackleton
ISBN 13: 9780760350256
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 4.10 MB
Edition: Zenith Press
Date of issue: June 27th 2016
Read full description of the books South: The Illustrated Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917:Experience the epic survival adventure of Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, brought to life with photos from the journey as well as modern color photography of the fauna, seascapes, and landscapes!
In 1914, the polar explorer Ernest Shackleton announced an ambitious plan to lead the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition - the first trek across Antarctica from the Atlantic to the Pacific via the South Pole. Shackleton's third expedition would prove frought with adventure - and peril.
South is the remarkable tale of that ill-fated expedition as told in Shackleton's own words, and illustrated here with the photography of expedition photographer Frank Hurley, as well as modern color imagery of the fauna and stunning vistas the men encountered. Their story begins on the eve of World War I, when the ship Endurance departed from England with Shackleton and his team of six men. The plan was to travel 1,800 miles across the icy continent from the Atlantic side, while a second team aboard the ship Aurora, would reach the Pacific side from Tasmania and lay out supply depots for the advancing team.
As the Endurance approached the continent, however, it faced early ice, and the vessel became hopelessly locked in an ice floe, beginning a series of travails for the men of the Endurance, including ice-covered mountainous islands, harrowing days in a life raft surrounded by hurricane-force winds, braving untested overland routes into the vast unknown, and much more.
Today considered an adventure survival classic, South is the true story of a thrilling polar expedition. Never before has Shackleton's lively prose been so extensively illustrated with such stunning images.
Read information about the authorSir Ernest Henry Shackleton, CVO, OBE was an Anglo-Irish merchant naval officer who made his reputation as an explorer during what is known as the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, a period of discovery characterised by journeys of geographical and scientific exploration in a largely unknown continent, without any of the benefits of modern travel methods or radio communication.
Add a comment to South: The Illustrated Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917
Read EBOOK South: The Illustrated Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917 by Ernest Shackleton Online free