Shackleton: the Polar journeys
This Omnibus Edition combines Heart of the Antarctic and South, Ernest Shackleton's personal accounts of his polar expeditions. Heart of the Antarctic is the story of his polar expedition of 1907-1909, part of his never-ending quest to reach the South Pole. On this, his first expedition in sole charge, he came agonisingly close to achieving his dream. However, appalling weather conditions, together with the necessity of reaching his ship before it had to flee the advancing pack-ice, forced him to abandon his goal in a breathtaking race against time. With photographs taken on the expedition by Douglas Mawson, and numerous maps and diagrams, this is a fascinating record of one of the most daring feats of exploration of all time. This is the only complete edition available.
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THE INCEPTION AND PREPARATION OF THE EXPEDITION
THE FIRST STAGE
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