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Shackleton's Boat Journey: The Narrative from the Captain of the 'Endurance' Shackleton's Boat Journey: The Narrative from the Captain of the 'Endurance'
By Frank Arthur Worsley

Shackleton's 1914 Antarctic expedition is trapped when their ship, the Endurance, gets stuck in pack ice. It is crushed nine months later. The crew camps on ice floes, floating north for five months, until they reach Elephant Island. Shackleton and five men then sail the 800 miles to South Georgia Island in a lifeboat to get help. The author, Worsley, was the ship's captain and guided the small boat voyage. A most remarkable journey, in which not a single man was lost, despite the unspeakable hardships. Includes historical introduction and maps. (Second Edition) Read More...

ISBN: 1-58976-255-X
Pages: 148

$13.95     



South!: The Last Antarctic Expedition of Shackleton South!: The Last Antarctic Expedition of Shackleton
By Ernest Shackleton

When we read accounts of polar exploration today, we are impressed. When we read of the exploits of men such as Ernest Shackleton we are astounded. To survive under the conditions that he and his men experienced, with equipment deemed primitive by today's standards, is almost beyond our ken. Shackleton tells the story of his last expedition (1914-1917) when his ship, the Endurance, was crushed by pack ice. He went on to complete an 800-mile open boat journey and then a twenty-mile hike through the mountains in order to save his men. And he did. Read More...

ISBN: 1-58976-092-1
Pages: 284

$24.95     



The Cruise of the Corwin: Muir's Final Great Journey The Cruise of the Corwin: Muir's Final Great Journey
By John Muir

In spring of 1881, John Muir set out on the ship "Corwin" for a journey of 15,000 nautical miles from San Francisco into the Arctic sea. The purpose of the voyage was to search for three ships that had been lost in the area, and to verify the local fleet's compliance with international seal and otter hunting regulations. Muir went along because of his fascination with glaciers. He was also drawn by the call of one of the world's last unexplored coastlines. This turned out to be Muir's last great foray into the wilderness, as he became a settled farmer afterwards. Read More...

ISBN: 1-58976-022-0
Pages: 172

$15.95     



The Worst Journey in the World: A Tale of Loss and Courage in Antarctica The Worst Journey in the World: A Tale of Loss and Courage in Antarctica
By Apsley Cherry-Garrard

The author, Apsley Cherry-Garrard, was 24 when he was chosen from among 8,000 volunteers to join Robert Falcon Scott on the scientific expedition that was, in part, a race with Amundsen to the South Pole. Scott did not return, and Cherry-Garrard was determined to honor the accomplishments of all who participated. But it is the courage and decency of the men that is the true tale here. Enthralling, harrowing and astounding. Paul Theroux names this book as one of his favorites and it is a masterpiece of adventure narrative. Read More...

ISBN: 1-58976-120-0
Pages: 468

$29.95     



To the Shores of the Polar Sea: Three Years Exploring the Canadian Arctic, 1819-1822 To the Shores of the Polar Sea: Three Years Exploring the Canadian Arctic, 1819-1822
By John Franklin

Franklin was an officer in the Royal Navy (and later governor of Tasmania), but he was also one of the great polar explorers. This is the intimate narrative of his expedition in 1819. With only three companions, he explored the Canadian Arctic from Hudson's Bay east to the Coppermine River and Bathurst Inlet. It was tough sledding: they were reduced to eating the leather parts of their clothes. Nevertheless, Franklin mapped 1,200 miles of coastline and logged 663 plants. Back in England he became a national hero. He died in 1845, leading another expedition to the arctic. A classic. Read More...

ISBN: 1-58976-239-8
Pages: 232

$16.95     



Under Sail in the Frozen North: The Log of the 1926 British Arctic Expedition Under Sail in the Frozen North: The Log of the 1926 British Arctic Expedition
By Frank Arthur Worsley

Worsley was a naval officer and polar explorer, best known as the captain of Shackleton's Endurance. In this book, Worsley tells of his trip as co-leader of the 1926 British Arctic Expedition. Read More...

ISBN: 1-58976-232-0
Pages: 236

$15.95     




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