In Shackleton s Footsteps

But it was the story of Shackleton's Endurance expedition in 1914, captured by Hurley, that first transported me back to a time that I longed to have been part ofthe Edwardian heroic age of polar exploration.

Author: Henry Worsley

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780753544402

Category: Travel

Page: 288

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On the 29th of October 1908, a party of four men, led by Ernest Shackleton, set out to be the first to reach the South Pole. Three months later, their mission was in ruins and they faced certain death if they carried on. Just 97 miles from the South Pole, Shackleton turned back. One hundred years on, in October 2008, a team that included descendants of that original party, led by Henry Worsley, set out from Shackleton's hut to celebrate the centenary of his expedition by retracing the exact 870 mile route and going on to finish the last 97 miles. This captivating book explores the history of the original expedition and reasons behind its failure, while capturing the meticulous planning, fundraising and training for the new expedition. There is also the team's first days on the ice, Christmas on the polar plateau, the brutal reality of crossing the Beardmore Glacier and the final miles to the South Pole. In Shackleton's Footsteps is a unique story of adventure, pioneering spirit and man's triumph over nature.

Shackleton s Photographer

Through extensive travel and 15 years' research, author and Antarctic historian Shane Murphy has created the most comprehensive account of Sir Ernest Shackleton's Endurance Expedition ever published. The story of Shackleton's glorious ...


Publisher: Shane Murphy

ISBN: 9780970314826

Category: Anarctica


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A richly illustrated biography of the life and times and personality of Frank Hurley and the Endurance expedition.

Ernest Shackleton

The Endurance Expedition , 1914 - 1916 Endurance route from Buenos Aires , Argentina SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND ATLANTIC OCEAN Endurance departed December 5 , 1914 James Caird landed May 10 , 1916 James Caird departed April 24 , 1916 Boats ...

Author: Rebecca L. Johnson

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 0876149204

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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A biography of Sir Ernest Shackleton, the daring, charismatic Antarctic explorer who fell short of his goal of crossing Antarctica, but accomplished a far greater feat by bringing every member of his crew back alive.

Eyewitness Accounts Shackleton s Last Voyage

... Captain Scott's Discovery expedition and Shackleton's Endurance expedition, now famous as one of the great epics of survival. Cape Wild on Elephant Island, where the men from Endurance camped after escaping the Antarctic ice, ...

Author: Frank Wild

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445636085

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Amberley’s new series of Eyewitness Accounts bring history, warfare, disaster, travel and exploration to life, written by the people who could say, ‘I was there!’

Shackleton s Way

Even the Ross Sea party, the other half of Shackleton's Endurance expedition assigned to lay depots on Antarctica for the crossing, lost three men: one to scurvy and two to a senseless accident. Read what Dr. Frederick Cook, ...

Author: Margot Morrell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781857889161

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Sir Ernest Shackleton has been called 'the greatest leader that ever came on God's earth, bar none' for saving the lives of the twenty-seven men stranded with him on an Antarctic ice floe for almost two years. Written by two veteran business observers, Shackleton's Way details universal leadership tactics set against the thrilling survival story of the Endurance expedition. Whether it's hiring good workers, supporting and inspiring employees to do their best, managing a crisis with limited personnel and resources, creating order out of chaos, or leading by personal example with optimism, egalitarianism, humour, strength, ingenuity, intelligence and compassion, Ernest Shackleton set an example we can all follow. Illustrated with photographer Frank Hurley's masterpieces and other rarely seen photos, Shackleton's Way is filled with fascinating and practical lessons of a leader who succeeded by putting people first and triumphing brilliantly when all the odds were against him.

Ernest Shackleton

Ernest Shackleton was one of the. Some words are shown in bold, like this.You can find When Ernest was a boy, he liked reading poetry The. out what they mean by looking in the glossary.

Author: Evelyn Dowdeswell

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 9781406284751


Page: 32

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Learn all about the thrilling adventures of the Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton and how he and his team survived against the odds. This book commemorates the anniversary of Shackleton's famous Antarctic expedition of 1914-1917, an incredible real-life adventure story of leadership and heroism.

Shackleton s Stowaway

The journey of Shackleton's Endurance Expedition is one of the greatest true adventure stories of all time.The crew of 28 men all survived, and most of them – including stowaway Perce Blackborrow – received the Polar Medal for their ...

Author: Katie Dale

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781445177861

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Shackleton's journey is one of the greatest adventure tales ever told. In this story, we learn of their incredible survival through the eyes of Perce - a young stowaway on the Endurance. This story is part of Reading Champion, a series carefully linked to book bands to encourage independent reading skills, developed with Dr Sue Bodman and Glen Franklin of UCL Institute of Education (IOE). This first colour chapter book is a perfectly levelled, accessible text for Key stage 2 readers aged 10-11. Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and activities to provoke deeper response and encourage writing. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure. The Key Stage 2 Reading Champion Books are suggested for use as follows: Independent Reading 11: start of Year 3 or age 7+ Independent Reading 12: end of Year 3 or age 7+ Independent Reading 13: start of Year 4 or age 8+ Independent Reading 14: end of Year 4 or age 8+ Independent Reading 15: start of Year 5 or age 9+ Independent Reading 16: end of Year 5 or age 9+ Independent Reading 17: start of Year 6 or age 10+ Independent Reading 18: end of Year 6 or age 10+

Shackleton s Endurance

While the extensive research underpinning the book is apparent, it is the narrative voice that carries us forward.

Author: Joanna Grochowicz

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781761061561

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 320

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Adrift on the Antarctic pack ice with no means of escape and no hope of rescue, Ernest Shackleton and his men are surely doomed. In August 1914, Ernest Shackleton and his men set sail for Antarctica, where they plan to cross the last uncharted continent on foot. In January 1915, his ship, the Endurance, becomes locked in pack ice. Later, it sinks without a trace. To survive, Shackleton and his crew of twenty-seven men must undertake a trial even more extreme than their planned crossing of the frozen continent. Their aim is to make it home against tremendous odds, with only lifeboats to cross the heavy seas of the South Atlantic - and the life-saving power of Shackleton's extraordinary leadership skills. 'An incredible true story brought to life in a highly readable style.'- Michael Smith, author of Shackleton: By Endurance We Conquer Praise for AMUNDSEN'S WAY & INTO THE WHITE 'Joanna Grochowicz's narrative non-fiction brings to life characters and events without skimping on historical fact. While the extensive research underpinning the book is apparent, it is the narrative voice that carries us forward.' - New Zealand Review of Books 'Amundsen's Way is a thoroughly enjoyable and readable story about some very brave people coping with horrific challenges. It is ideal for making young readers aware of the pleasures of long-form non-fiction books.' - Magpies 'For thrill-seeking middle school students who love nonfiction adventure stories...the adventures of Scott and his crew don't disappoint.' - School Library Journal

Antarctica in British Children s Literature

From 10 April to 11 October 1999 the American Museum of Natural History in New York featured an exhibition on Shackleton's Endurance expedition and described the events as “one of the greatest tales of survival in expedition history” ...

Author: Sinead Moriarty

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000262711

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 214

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For over a century British authors have been writing about the Antarctic for child readers, yet this body of literature has never been explored in detail. Antarctica in British Children’s Literature examines this field for the first time, identifying the dominant genres and recurrent themes and tropes while interrogating how this landscape has been constructed as a wilderness within British literature for children. The text is divided into two sections. Part I focuses on the stories of early-twentieth-century explorers such as Robert F. Scott and Ernest Shackleton. Antarctica in British Children’s Literature highlights the impact of children’s literature on the expedition writings of Robert Scott, including the influence of Scott’s close friend, author J.M. Barrie. The text also reveals the important role of children’s literature in the contemporary resurgence of interest in Scott’s long-term rival Ernest Shackleton. Part II focuses on fictional narratives set in the Antarctic, including early-twentieth-century whaling literature, adventure and fantasy texts, contemporary animal stories and environmental texts for children. Together these two sections provide an insight into how depictions of this unique continent have changed over the past century, reflecting transformations in attitudes towards wilderness and wild landscapes.

Shackleton s Epic

It ended with Shackleton's Endurance expedition of 1914–17, which coincided with the loss of innocence on the fields of Flanders as cavalry charges were cut down by machinegun fire. Shackleton, Scott, Amundsen, and Mawson were seeking ...

Author: Tim Jarvis

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 9781460701072

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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A new edition to mark the centenary Ernest Shackleton's epic 1916 journey across 1300 kms of hostile ocean in a tiny, leaking boat and unmapped ice and snow to reach a rescue station by British-Australian explorer Tim Jarvis, who recreated 'Shackleton's Epic' in 2012 Sir Edmund Hilary called it the greatest survival story of all time. In 1916, just months into Ernest Shackleton's third expedition to the South Pole, his ship, the Endurance, became trapped in pack ice and sank. With winter setting in and supplies running out, Shackleton faced a terrible quandary: should he and his crew stay on a tiny inhospitable stretch of Antarctic island and die waiting? Or should they make an almost certainly doomed journey, and sail in a lifeboat across 900 miles of the world's wildest ocean then trek over unmapped glaciers to reach help. Showing astonishing courage, Shackleton and a small band of men set off in an open boat. Even more astonishingly, they survived. Almost a century later, explorer and environmental scientist Tim Jarvis set out with a crew of five to replicate Shackleton's journey, using the same equipment, eating the same unpalatable food and facing the same hostile ocean conditions. Shackleton's Epic is the story of that trip -- the wretched lows and the occasional highs and the mental and physical toughness required to survive in one of the last wildernesses on earth. Moving between the past and the present, this is a must-read book for all Shackleton fans and lovers of epic adventure. 'Jarvis's tribute to Ernest Shackleton's Antarctic expedition had had a danger and heroism ... worthy of the original.' -- GUARDIAN (UK) '... bone-chilling and breathtakingly frightening ... a well-written, compelling read.' -- KIRKUS REVIEWS 'a ripping yarn' -- BRISBANE NEWS 'serves to show just how brave, skilled, resourceful and optimistic the original [explorers] had been ... Verdict: victory over adversity' -- HERALD SUN