The Endurance: [Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition]
Antartica -- Discovery and exploration
Discovery and exploration
Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, -- 1914-1917
Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition -- (1914-1917)
Shackleton, Ernest Henry
Shackleton, Ernest Henry, -- Sir, -- 1874-1922 -- Journeys
Shackleton, Ernest Henry, -- Sir, -- 1874-1922 -- Travel
Shackleton, Ernest Henry, -- Sir, -- 1974-1922 -- Journey
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|Grouping Title||endurance shackletons legendary antarctic expedition|
|Grouping Author||alexander caroline|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-08-21 22:53:23PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-08-20 23:44:24PM|
|auth_author2||Langton, Stuart., Ruben, Martin., Tezla, Michael.|
|author||Alexander, Caroline, 1956-|
|author2-role||American Museum of Natural History., Langton, Stuart., Ruben, Martin., Tezla, Michael., hoopla digital.|
|available_at_catalog||Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|detailed_location_catalog||Green Hills - Adult Non-Fiction, Main Library - Adult Audiobook, Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction|
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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|format_category_catalog||Audio Books, Books, eBook|
|isbn||9780307555946, 9780375404030, 9780736662949, 9781615730766|
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|itype_catalog||, Book, CD audio book|
|local_callnumber_catalog||919.98904 A375e, CD AUDIO 919.98904 A3751eU|
|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|publishDate||1998, 1999, 2000, 2008|
|record_details||hoopla:MWT11418464|eAudiobook|Audio Books|Abridged.|English|HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books ,|2000.|1 online resource (1 audio file (360 min.)) : digital., ils:CARL0000108735|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Knopf,|1998.|211 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm., ils:CARL0000167469|CD audio book|Audio Books||English|Books on Tape,|p1999, c1998.|5 sound discs (6 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in., overdrive:e16dd8d3-021b-4d8e-84e8-f6a027d54412|eBook|eBook||English|Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|2008||
|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]|
|topic_facet||Discovery and exploration, History, Journey, Journeys, Nonfiction, Photography, Shackleton, Ernest Henry, Travel|