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Who Was Ernest Shackleton

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As a boy he preferred reading sea stories to doing homework and, at age 16, became an apprentice seaman. Subsequently, Ernest Shackleton’s incredible journeys to the South Pole in the early 1900s made him one of the most famous explorers of modern times. His courage in the face of dangerous conditions and unforeseeable tragedies reveal the great leader that he was. His historic 1914 journey aboard the Endurance has all the drama of an action movie.

Sir Ernest Shackleton

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Highlights the life and accomplishments of the British 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.

South

Author : Ernest Shackleton
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Sir Ernest Shackleton's astonishing memoir of his 1914 Antarctic expedition explores human courage, tenacity and an unflagging hope in the face of adversity. Southremains one of the greatest adventures of the twentieth century.

South

Author : Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton
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The veteran explorer recounts the his desperate efforts to save his crew after his ship, the Endurance, was crushed, stranding them on the Antarctic ice, and details their journey across six hundred miles of unstable ice to Elephant Island. Reprint.

Ernest Shackleton Exploring Leadership

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Broadly speaking, polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton was not successful; he never achieved any of the goals he originally set for himself. But when confronted with crushing adversity, he inspired his crew to work together to survive against incredible odds. While stranded on an ice floe 1,200 miles from civilization, Shackleton's discipline, fortitude, and heroism overcame months of hardship and peril to get all his men to safety. Here, in this brief eBook, Harvard Business School professor Nancy F. Koehn writes that his is an example from which every leader in today's unstoppable turbulence can learn.

The Life of Sir Ernest Shackleton

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Hugh Robert Mill's tells the Exceptional life story of Sir. Ernest Shackleton. There are no simple words to describe Sir. Ernest Shackleton. He was a man with a unique, extraordinarily unique mind, to be able to lead his men in one of the most dismal situations ever. A situation that would have been easiest to buckle to self defeat and surrender; but he was a man that didn't believe in giving up. Shackleton and his men made it because he believed in them and they believed in him.

Polar Castaways

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The task of the Ross Sea component of the expedition was to lay the all-important depots in support of the traverse party to be led by Shackleton. The party was dogged from the outset by lack of funds and inadequate preparation. Matters were made even worse when, in May 1915, their ship "Aurora" was carried away from its winter moorings, leaving ten men stranded and without proper equipment and supplies. At great personal hardship and cost they went on to lay the depots across the Ross Ice Shelf to Mount Hope. Three men died during this courageous and perilous endeavour. "Aurora," refitted in New Zealand, eventually sailed south amidst considerable controversy to rescue the seven survivors.

Ernest Shackleton

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Describes the explorer's early life, his accomplishments as a man who ignited interest in the study of Antarctica, and the author's own adventure following in the footsteps of Shackleton's expedition.

Ernest Shackleton

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Discover the remarkable life of Ernest Shackleton...Ernest Shackleton was not just a great explorer-he was also a great commander. When the chips were down, he could always be depended upon to put others ahead of himself. Shackleton knew how to push the limits until he was able to exceed well above even the most generous of expectations that had been laid out for him. Yet time and time again, he also proved to be a compassionate leader who made sure that he never left a single man behind on his expeditions. This compassionate concern for those under his charge was brilliantly evidenced in his famous journey to the Antarctic on the ship prophetically named the Endurance. The mission's main objective would prove to be a failure, but what Shackleton achieved in terms of common humanity was stunning all the same. In this book, you will find presented in full the life, the legend, and the enduring spirit of one of the greatest adventurers this world has ever known-Sir Ernest Shackleton. Discover a plethora of topics such as Early Life in Ireland Denied His Love First Expedition to Antarctica A Race against Death Business Ventures and Political Aspirations Shipwrecked on an Ice Floe And much more! So if you want a concise and informative book on Ernest Shackleton, simply scroll up and click the "Buy now" button for instant access!

Ernest Shackleton

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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.

Sir Ernest Shackleton and the Struggle Against Antarctica

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-- Biographies of some of the most important explorers the world has known -- Ideal for research or class use -- Written in accessible, easily understood language -- Complements school curriculum The life of the explorer from Great Britain who strove to chart one of the world's most formidable regions.

Shackleton s Whisky

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A vivid account of Ernest Shackleton's 1907 Antarctic Expedition, and the cases of Mackinlay's single malt whisky that he left behind. The incredible tale of Antarctica, malt whisky and an epic journey. Sir Ernest Shackleton's world fame is founded on the Endurance expedition of 1914-17, an attempt to cross the Antarctic continent that was foiled by the crushing of his ship in pack ice. The heroics that followed ensured that Shackleton and his men would forever have a place in the annals of polar history and world exploration. But Shackleton had come south seven years prior, leading the 1907 British Antarctic Expedition and targeting the South Pole from the opposite side of Antarctica. Rarely did Shackleton consume strong drink, and on his expeditions he tolerated only a 'mild spree' at times of celebration. But in 1907 25 cases - 300 bottles - of Rare Old Highland Malt Whisky whisky, three cases of which would ultimately lie forgotten beneath his hut at Cape Royds in the McMurdo Sound region for over 100 years, were loaded aboard his ship the Nimrod. The discovery of the whisky in 2007, and its subsequent reblending by the Mackinlay distillery, inspired Neville Peat to rexamine and explore Shackleton's first Antarctic expedition, the 'heroic' era of Antarctic exploration, and the craft and lore behind Scotland's finest dram.

Ernest Shackleton

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 32. Chapters: Aurora Australis (book), Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, Nimrod Expedition, Shackleton (TV serial), Shackleton-Rowett Expedition. Excerpt: Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton, CVO, OBE FRGS (; 15 February 1874 - 5 January 1922) was an Irish polar explorer who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic, and one of the principal figures of the period known as the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. Born in County Kildare, Ireland, Shackleton and his family moved to Sydenham in suburban London when he was ten. His first experience of the polar regions was as third officer on Captain Robert Falcon Scott's Discovery Expedition, 1901-04, from which he was sent home early on health grounds. Determined to make amends for this perceived personal failure, he returned to Antarctica in 1907 as leader of the Nimrod Expedition. In January 1909 he and three companions made a southern march which established a record Farthest South latitude at 88 23 S, 97 geographical miles (112 statute miles, 180 km) from the South Pole, by far the closest convergence in exploration history up to that time. For this achievement, Shackleton was knighted by King Edward VII on his return home. After the race to the South Pole ended in December 1911 with Roald Amundsen's conquest, Shackleton turned his attention to what he said was the one remaining great object of Antarctic journeying: the crossing of the continent from sea to sea, via the pole. To this end he made preparations for what became the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-17. Disaster struck this expedition when its ship, Endurance, became trapped in pack ice and was slowly crushed before the shore parties could be landed. There followed a sequence of exploits, and an ultimate escape with no loss of life, that would eventually assure Shackleton's heroic status, ...

South

Author : Ernest H. Shackleton
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Ernest H. Shackleton war ein britischer Polarforscher zu Zeiten des sogenannten Goldenen Zeitalters der Antarktisforschung in der Zeit um das 19. Jahrundert. Im Jahre 1914 brach Shackleton mit dem Schiff 'Endurance' und einer 28-köpfigen Crew auf, mit dem Ziel, als erster die Antarktis zu durchqueren und zu ergründen. Die Reise wurde jedoch gestoppt, als die 'Endurance' auf Treibeis stieß und eingeschlossen wurde. Nach einiger Zeit des Hoffens musste die Mannschaft das Schiff zurücklassen und sich auf die Überwinterung auf dem Eis vorbereiten. Es folgten Monate, in denen sie um ihr Überleben kämpfen mussten und in denen Shackleton seine selbstlosen Qualitäten als Kapitän unter Beweis stellte. Dieses Buch erzählt auf packende Art und Weise die Geschichte der tapferen Männer in der Antartis. Nachdruck der Originalausgabe.

Ernest Shackleton

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As adventurers from around the world raced to reach the South Pole and achieve other polar firsts in the early 1900s, outsider Ernest Shackleton and his motley expeditions would outshine even the British navy, becoming icons of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.Known for prizing loyalty, leadership, and skill without regard for rank or social class-and for bringing men back alive-Shackleton completed three death-defying Antarctic journeys. Called the Boss by his crew and Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton by the king, the Anglo-Irish explorer counted it all part of life's grand adventure (1874-1922).Heroes of History is a unique biography series that brings the shaping of history to life with the remarkable true stories of fascinating men and women who changed the course of history. The stories of Heroes of History are told in an engaging narrative format, where related history, geography, government, and science topics come to life and make a lasting impression. This is a premier biography line for the entire family.Pages: 240 (paperback)Ages: 10 +

Sir Ernest Shackleton

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Presents the life and Arctic explorations of Sir Ernest Shackleton.

Ernest Shackleton

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Part of the best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Ernest Shackleton tells the inspiring story of this world-renowned explorer.

The Heart of the Antarctic

Author : Sir Ernest Shackleton
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""MEN go out into the void spaces of the world for various reasons. Some are actuated simply by a love of adventure, some have the keen thirst for scientific knowledge, and others again are drawn away from the trodden paths by the ""lure of little voices,"" the mysterious fascination of the unknown. I think that in my own case it was a combination of these factors that determined me to try my fortune once again in the frozen south.... Indeed the stark polar lands grip the hearts of the men who have lived on them in a manner that can hardly be understood by the people who have never got outside the pale of civilisation. I was convinced, moreover, that an expedition on the lines I had in view could justify itself by the results of its scientific work. The Discovery expedition had brought back a great store of information, and had performed splendid service in several important branches of science. I believed that a second expedition could carry the work still further...."" Sir Ernest Shackleton

Trial by Ice

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Traces the adventurous life of the South Pole explorer whose ship, the Endurance, was frozen in ice and crushed, leaving the captain and crew to fight for survival.

South

Author : Ernest Henry Shackleton Sir
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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. South is 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 the 100th anniversary of the original publication and features images by expedition photographer Frank Hurley, modern color photography of the fauna and vistas the men encountered, as well as long-lost photos taken by the expedition’s Ross Sea Party and discovered in 2013. The expedition’s story begins on the eve of World War I, when the ship Endurance departed England with Shackleton and his team of six men. The plan was to travel 1,800 miles across the icy continent from the Atlantic side, while a second team aboard the Aurora, would reach Antarctica’s Pacific side and lay out supply depots for the advancing team. As the Endurance approached the continent, however, it became hopelessly locked in an ice floe, beginning a series of harrowing travails. Today considered an adventure survival classic, South is the true story of a thrilling polar expedition. Never before has Shackleton's lively prose been so extensively and stunningly illustrated.