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The Resource Chasing Shackleton : re-creating the world's greatest journey of survival, Tim Jarvis ; [with a foreword by Alexandra Shackleton]

Chasing Shackleton : re-creating the world's greatest journey of survival, Tim Jarvis ; [with a foreword by Alexandra Shackleton]

Label
Chasing Shackleton : re-creating the world's greatest journey of survival
Title
Chasing Shackleton
Title remainder
re-creating the world's greatest journey of survival
Statement of responsibility
Tim Jarvis ; [with a foreword by Alexandra Shackleton]
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In early 1914, British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton embarked for the South Pole, hoping to make the first land crossing of Antarctica. For three years there was no word from the expedition, and most assumed the men had perished. Remarkably, however, the crew was alive, thanks to Shackleton's leadership. After their ship was crushed by ice and the men trapped on a small island, Shackleton decided to attempt a risky eight-hundred-mile voyage across the Southern Ocean. After seventeen days in a leaking 22.5-foot wooden boat, they reached the remote island of South Georgia, where they had to climb over precipitous mountains to reach the whaling station on the other side. Ultimately, Shackleton was able to rescue all twenty-two crew members--a heroic triumph of endurance and leadership. In January 2013, using authentic period clothing, equipment, and rations, and sailing a precise replica of Shackleton's boat, Antarctica veteran Tim Jarvis leads a six-man crew in an attempt to re-create Shackleton's historic crossings, while documenting the impact of a century of climate change on the region.--From publisher description
Member of
Cataloging source
SFR
Dewey number
919.8904
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
G850 2013
LC item number
.J37 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Chasing Shackleton : re-creating the world's greatest journey of survival, Tim Jarvis ; [with a foreword by Alexandra Shackleton]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Shackleton's epic. London: William Collins, 2013
Contents
South -- The Ice Age -- Endurance -- Wooden boats -- Iron men -- Proceed -- The Great Gray Shroud -- Tempest -- Threading the needle -- Impatience camp -- Charting the course -- Third-man factor -- Fall line -- Never the lowered banner -- Saving Antarctica from man
Control code
ocn867571688
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
vii, 264 p.
Isbn
9780062282736
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), col. maps
System control number
(OCoLC)867571688
Label
Chasing Shackleton : re-creating the world's greatest journey of survival, Tim Jarvis ; [with a foreword by Alexandra Shackleton]
Publication
Note
Originally published: Shackleton's epic. London: William Collins, 2013
Contents
South -- The Ice Age -- Endurance -- Wooden boats -- Iron men -- Proceed -- The Great Gray Shroud -- Tempest -- Threading the needle -- Impatience camp -- Charting the course -- Third-man factor -- Fall line -- Never the lowered banner -- Saving Antarctica from man
Control code
ocn867571688
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
vii, 264 p.
Isbn
9780062282736
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), col. maps
System control number
(OCoLC)867571688

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