South: The Illustrated Story Of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917

byErnest Henry Shackleton

Paperback | March 19, 2019

South: The Illustrated Story Of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917 by Ernest Henry Shackleton
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In 1914, the polar explorer Ernest Shackleton announced an ambitious plan to lead the first trek across Antarctica via the South Pole. The expedition would prove fraught with adventure—and peril.Southis the remarkable tale of the ill-fated expedition, told in Shackleton's own words—breathtakingly illustrated in this unique edition with photography from the expedition, modern images of the Antarctic, and newly discovered photos from the Ross Sea Party.

This handsome edition, first published in 2016, is presented in paperback to coincide with the100th anniversary of the original publicationand featuresimages by expedition photographer Frank Hurley,modern color photographyof the fauna and vistas the men encountered, as well aslong-lost photostaken by the expedition'sRoss Sea Partyand discovered in 2013.

The expedition's story begins on the eve of World War I, when the shipEndurancedeparted England with Shackleton and his team of six men. Theplan was to travel 1,800 miles across the icy continentfrom the Atlantic side, while a second team aboard theAurora, would reach Antarctica's Pacific side and lay out supply depots for the advancing team. As theEnduranceapproached the continent, however, it becamehopelessly locked in an ice floe, beginning a series of harrowing travails.

Today considered anadventure survivalclassic,Southis the true story of a thrilling polar expedition. Never before has Shackleton's lively prose been so extensively and stunningly illustrated.
Title:South: The Illustrated Story Of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:384 pages, 9.95 X 8.1 X 1.35 inShipping dimensions:384 pages, 9.95 X 8.1 X 1.35 inPublished:March 19, 2019Publisher:Voyageur PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0760364826

ISBN - 13:9780760364826

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