The Ship Beneath the Ice Book

The Ship Beneath the Ice

  • Author : Mensun Bound
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • File Size : 8,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2022-10-27
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 309
  • ISBN 10 : 9781035008438


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The extraordinary story of how the Endurance, Sir Ernest Shackleton's ship, was found in the most hostile sea on Earth, told by the expedition's Director of Exploration. 'Bound has a natural flair for storytelling and his narrative cracks along with the pace of a well-crafted thriller . . . Captivating and engrossing.' - Mail on Sunday 'As thrilling as any tale from the heroic age of exploration.... Bound’s account is a triumph.' Sunday Times On 21 November 1915, Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ship, Endurance, finally succumbed to the crushing ice. Its crew watched in silence as the stern rose twenty feet in the air and then, it was gone. The miraculous escape and survival of all twenty-eight men on board have entered legend. And yet, the iconic ship that bore them to the brink of the Antarctic was considered forever lost. A century later, an audacious plan to locate the ship was hatched. The Ship Beneath the Ice gives a blow-by-blow account of the two epic expeditions to find the Endurance. As with Shackleton’s own story, the voyages were filled with intense drama and teamwork under pressure. In March 2022, the Endurance was finally found to headlines all over the world. Written by Mensun Bound, the Director of Exploration on both expeditions, this captivating narrative includes countless fascinating stories of Shackleton and his legendary ship. Complete with a selection of Frank Hurley’s photos from Shackleton’s original voyage in 1914–17, as well as from the expeditions in 2019 and 2022, The Ship Beneath the Ice is the perfect tribute to this monumental discovery.

Endurance Book
Score: 3
From 12 Ratings


  • Author : Alfred Lansing
  • Publisher : Voyages Promotion
  • File Size : 13,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Antarctica
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : 0753809877


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Adventure, shipwreck, storms and survival on the high seas. ENDURANCE is the story of one of the most astonishing feats of exploration and human courage ever recorded. In 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton and a crew of 27 men set sail for the South Atlantic on board a ship called the Endurance. The object of the expedition was to cross the Antarctic overland. In October 1915, still half a continent away from their intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in ice. For five months Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways on one of the most savage regions of the world. This utterly gripping book, based on first-hand accounts of crew members and interviews with survivors, describes how the men survived, how they lived together in camps on the ice for 17 months until they reached land, how they were attacked by sea leopards, the diseases which they developed, and the indefatigability of the men and their lasting civility towards one another in the most adverse conditions conceivable.

Ship Beneath the Ice Book

Ship Beneath the Ice

  • Author : Mensun Bound
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 14,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2019-11
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 1912584271


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South with Endurance Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

South with Endurance

  • Author : Frank Hurley
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • File Size : 20,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Antarctica
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN 10 : 9780743222921


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The definitive collection of Frank Hurley's amazing photos from Shackleton's Antarctic expedition is the first book to reproduce all the surviving expedition photos, some of which have never been published. Over 450 photos.

Shackleton Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings


  • Author : Ranulph Fiennes
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • File Size : 14,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2021-09-16
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781405938037


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Discover the exhilarating true story of Ernest Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition Told through the words of the world's greatest living explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes - one of the only men to understand his experience first-hand . . . 'For anyone with a passion for polar exploration, this is a must read' NEW YORK TIMES 'THE definitive book on Shackleton and no one could have done it better . . . an authentic account by one of the few men who truly knows what it's like to challenge Antarctica' LORRAINE KELLY _________ In 1915, Sir Ernest Shackleton's attempt to be the first to traverse the Antarctic was cut short when his ship, Endurance, became trapped in ice. He and his crew should have died. Instead, through a long, dark winter, Shackleton fought back: enduring sub-zero temperatures, a perilous lifeboat journey across icy seas, and a murderous march over glaciers to seek help. Shackleton's epic trek is one of history's most enthralling adventures. But who was he? How did previous Antarctic expeditions and his rivalry with Captain Scott forge him? And what happened afterwards to the man many believed was invincible? In this astonishing account, Fiennes brings the story vividly to life in a book that is part celebration, part vindication and all adventure. _________ 'Fiennes makes a fine guide on voyage into Shackleton's world . . . What makes this book so engaging is the author's own storytelling skills' Irish Independent 'Fiennes relates these tales of exploration and survival, adding insight to Shackleton's journeys unlike any other biographer' Radio Times Praise for Sir Ranulph Fiennes: 'The World's Greatest Living Explorer' Guinness Book of Records 'Full of awe-inspiring details of hardship, resolve and weather that defies belief, told by someone of unique authority. No one is more tailor-made to tell [this] story than Sir Ranulph Fiennes' Newsday 'Fiennes' own experiences certainly allow him to write vividly and with empathy of the hell that the men we

The Dark Beneath the Ice Book

The Dark Beneath the Ice

  • Author : Amelinda Bérubé
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • File Size : 11,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2018-08-07
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781492657088


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Black Swan meets Paranormal Activity in this compelling ghost story about a former dancer whose grip on reality slips when she begins to think a dark entity is stalking her. Something is wrong with Marianne. It's not just that her parents have finally split up. Or that life hasn't been the same since she quit dancing. Or even that her mother has checked herself into the hospital. She's losing time. Doing things she would never do. And objects around her seem to break whenever she comes close. Something is after her. And the only one who seems to believe her is the daughter of a local psychic. But their first attempt at an exorcism calls down the full force of the thing's rage. It demands Marianne give back what she stole. Whatever is haunting her, it wants everything she has—everything it's convinced she stole. Marianne must uncover the truth that lies beneath it all before the nightmare can take what it thinks it's owed, leaving Marianne trapped in the darkness of the other side.

Endurance Book
Score: 3.5
From 14 Ratings


  • Author : Alfred Lansing
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • File Size : 8,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2014-04-29
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 412
  • ISBN 10 : 9780465058792


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Experience one of the greatest adventure stories of the modern age in this New York Times bestseller: the harrowing tale of British explorer Ernest Shackleton's 1914 attempt to reach the South Pole. In August 1914, polar explorer Ernest Shackleton boarded the Endurance and set sail for Antarctica, where he planned to cross the last uncharted continent on foot. In January 1915, after battling its way through a thousand miles of pack ice and only a day's sail short of its destination, the Endurance became locked in an island of ice. Thus began the legendary ordeal of Shackleton and his crew of twenty-seven men. When their ship was finally crushed between two ice floes, they attempted a near-impossible journey over 850 miles of the South Atlantic's heaviest seas to the closest outpost of civilization. With an introduction by Nathaniel Philbrick, Endurance is the definitive account of Ernest Shackleton's fateful trip. Alfred Lansing brilliantly narrates the gripping and miraculous voyage that has defined heroism for the modern age.

Alone on the Ice  The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration Book
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

Alone on the Ice The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration

  • Author : David Roberts
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • File Size : 9,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2013-01-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393089646


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"Gripping and superb. This book will steal the night from you." —Laurence Gonzales, author of Deep Survival On January 17, 1913, alone and near starvation, Douglas Mawson, leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, was hauling a sledge to get back to base camp. The dogs were gone. Now Mawson himself plunged through a snow bridge, dangling over an abyss by the sledge harness. A line of poetry gave him the will to haul himself back to the surface. Mawson was sometimes reduced to crawling, and one night he discovered that the soles of his feet had completely detached from the flesh beneath. On February 8, when he staggered back to base, his features unrecognizably skeletal, the first teammate to reach him blurted out, "Which one are you?" This thrilling and almost unbelievable account establishes Mawson in his rightful place as one of the greatest polar explorers and expedition leaders. It is illustrated by a trove of Frank Hurley’s famous Antarctic photographs, many never before published in the United States.

South Book
Score: 4.5
From 20 Ratings


  • Author : Ernest Shackleton
  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • File Size : 12,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2022-09-15
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 377
  • ISBN 10 : EAN:8596547320876


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'South' is a book by Ernest Shackleton describing the second expedition to Antarctica led by him, which is the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914 to 1917. The book describes the progress of the Endurance through pack ice in the Weddell Sea; the ship was eventually held in pack ice and drifted with it. The ship was crushed and sank. The party camped on the ice which drifted north; when the ice no longer supported them they took to the three boats from the ship and made for Elephant Island.

The Ice Diaries Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Ice Diaries

  • Author : William R. Anderson
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson Inc
  • File Size : 12,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Arctic regions
  • Pages : 385
  • ISBN 10 : 9780785227595


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"The Ice Diaries tells the incredible true story of Captain William R. Anderson and his crew's harrowing, top-secret mission aboard the USS Nautilus, the world's first nuclear-powered submarine. Bristling with newly declassified, never-before-published information and photos from the captain's personal collection, The Ice Diaries takes readers on a dangerous journey beneath the vast, unexplored Arctic ice cap during the height of the Cold War."--BOOK JACKET.

Under Antarctic Ice Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Under Antarctic Ice

  • Author : Norbert Wu
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • File Size : 11,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Marine biology
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520235045


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James Fitzjames Book
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

James Fitzjames

  • Author : William Battersby
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • File Size : 17,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2010-08-09
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781459710733


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James Fitzjames was a hero of the early nineteenth-century Royal Navy. A charismatic man with a wicked sense of humour, he pursued his naval career with wily determination. When he joined the Franklin Expedition at the age of 32 he thought he would make his name. But instead the expedition completely disappeared and he never returned. Its fate is one of history’s last great unsolved mysteries, as were the origins and background of James Fitzjames – until now. Fitzjames packed a great deal into his thirty-two years. He had sailed an iron paddle steamer down the River Euphrates and fought with spectacular bravery in wars in Syria and China. But Fitzjames was not what he seemed. He concealed several secrets, including the scandal of his birth, the source of his influence and his plans for after the Franklin Expedition. In this first complete biography of the captain of the HMS Erebus, William Battersby draws extensively on Fitzjames’ personal letters and journals – most never published before – as well as official naval records, to strip away 200 years of misinformation and half-truths and enables us to understand for the first time this intriguing man and his significance for the Franklin Expedition.

An Unsung Hero Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

An Unsung Hero

  • Author : Michael Smith
  • Publisher : Gill & Macmillan Ltd
  • File Size : 5,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2010-03-03
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN 10 : 9781848890534


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The story of the remarkable Tom Crean who ran away to sea aged 15 and played a memorable role in Antarctic exploration. He spent more time in the unexplored Antarctic than Scott or Shackleton, and outlived both. Among the last to see Scott alive, Crean was in the search party that found the frozen body. An unforgettable story of triumph over unparalleled hardship and deprivation.

While Canada Slept Book

While Canada Slept

  • Author : Andrew Cohen
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • File Size : 16,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2011-02-04
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551995878


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For how much longer can Canada expect to get a free ride? With 9/11 and the international “war on terrorism,” the time has come to ask some hard questions. Should we continue to starve our military, reduce our humanitarian assistance, dilute our diplomacy, and absent ourselves from global intelligence-gathering? Can we expect to sit at the global table by virtue of our economic power without pursuing a foreign policy worthy of our history, geography, and diversity? Canada has been getting by on the cheap, writes Andrew Cohen in this timely, forceful, and insightful new book. Our reluctance to pay our own way has had a cost: it has eroded the pillars of our international stature. We are still trading on the reputation this country built two generations ago, but it is a reputation we no longer deserve. We claim to be engaged abroad, but for too long we have been a freeloader, trying to do the same for less, practising pinch-penny diplomacy and foreign policy on the cheap. Our capacity in these key areas has become glaringly inadequate, and now that weakness is compromising our ability to honour our traditional commitments overseas. The time is ripe for a thorough re-examination of our foreign policy, to affirm our values, to win the respect of our allies, to carry our weight.

Shackleton s Endurance Book

Shackleton s Endurance

  • Author : Joanna Grochowicz
  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • File Size : 18,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2021-05-04
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781761061561


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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