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South

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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.

South

Author : Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton
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In 1911 Roald Amundsen beat Robert Falcon Scott to the South Pole, and Scott and his colleagues all died on the return journey. Ernest Shackleton, who had served with Scott on a previous expedition, decided that crossing Antarctica from sea to sea was the last great unattempted journey on the continent. His Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914-17 was a failure. But perhaps because it failed, with Shackleton not only surviving but bringing his crew back alive, the expedition became more famous than many of those adventurous voyages that succeeded. After reaching the Weddell Sea off the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, Shackleton's ship the Endurance became trapped in pack ice and spent 1915 drifting northwards. The Endurance was eventually crushed by the ice and sank, leaving 28 men stranded on the ice. They spent months sheltering from the subzero temperatures as the pack ice continued to drift. Eventually Shackleton accepted they could not rely on rescue and had to help themselves, so he led five men on an 800-mile voyage in an open boat to reach South Georgia, from where he was able to mount a rescue of all of the men he had left behind on the ice. Every one of them survived - a remarkable tribute to his leadership, courage and determination. South is Shackleton's own account of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. It is a true story of courageous endurance, survival against the odds and an undeterred sense of adventure. This special edition includes detailed maps so that the reader can see just how extraordinary Shackleton's achievement was.

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.

The Heart of the Antarctic

Author : Ernest Henry Shackleton, Sir
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The Heart of the Antarctic, Illustrated by Ernest Shackleton. The scientific results of the expedition cannot be stated in detail in this book. The expert members in each branch have contributed to the appendices articles which summarise what has been done in the domains of geology, biology, magnetism, meteorology, physics, &c. I will simply indicate here some of the more important features of the geographical work.The journey made by the Northern Party resulted in the attainment of the South Magnetic Pole, the position of which was fixed, by observations made on the spot and in the neighborhood, at latitude 72� 25' South, longitude 155� 16' East. The journey was made along coastline of Victoria Land, new peaks, glaciers and ice-tongues were discovered, and small islands. Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (1874-1922) was an Anglo-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.

Ernest Shackleton

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Learn all about the thrilling adventures of the Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton and how he and his team survived against the odds. This book commemorates the anniversary of Shackleton's famous Antarctic expedition of 1914-1917, an incredible real-life adventure story of leadership and heroism.

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.

SOUTH ILLUSTRATED EDITION

Author : ERNEST SHACKLETON
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Shackleton's 'South' is a book on his Antarctic expedition - in which he and his men made a 600-mile trek across ice and ocean to solid land, and then a 700-mile journey in an open boat to South Georgia, followed by an epic crossing of the uncharted mountains of that island. In this edition, Peter King presents in his additional notes a more detailed picture of what really occurred. In addition, the book contains over a hundred photographs by Frank Hurley, the official photgraphers of the expedition as well as other contemporary illustrations.

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.

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.

South

Author : Ernest H. Shackleton
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Account of the Imperial Trans-Antartic Expedition attempted by Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew. The goal of making the first land crossing of the Antartic Continent was never reached. Instead, the Endurance, Shackleton's ship, got trapped in pack ice, and Shackleton's new aim was to rescue all his crew members, in which he finally succeeded. Originally released in 1919.

Ernest Shackleton

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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.

Sir Ernest Shackleton

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Presents the life and Arctic explorations of Sir Ernest Shackleton.

The Life of Sir Ernest Shackleton

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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!

Shackleton s Epic

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A new edition to mark the centenary Ernest Shackleton's epic 1916 journey across 1300 kms of hostile ocean in a tiny, leaking boat and unmapped ice and snow to reach a rescue station by British-Australian explorer Tim Jarvis, who recreated 'Shackleton's Epic' in 2012 Sir Edmund Hilary called it the greatest survival story of all time. In 1916, just months into Ernest Shackleton's third expedition to the South Pole, his ship, the Endurance, became trapped in pack ice and sank. With winter setting in and supplies running out, Shackleton faced a terrible quandary: should he and his crew stay on a tiny inhospitable stretch of Antarctic island and die waiting? Or should they make an almost certainly doomed journey, and sail in a lifeboat across 900 miles of the world's wildest ocean then trek over unmapped glaciers to reach help. Showing astonishing courage, Shackleton and a small band of men set off in an open boat. Even more astonishingly, they survived. Almost a century later, explorer and environmental scientist Tim Jarvis set out with a crew of five to replicate Shackleton's journey, using the same equipment, eating the same unpalatable food and facing the same hostile ocean conditions. Shackleton's Epic is the story of that trip -- the wretched lows and the occasional highs and the mental and physical toughness required to survive in one of the last wildernesses on earth. Moving between the past and the present, this is a must-read book for all Shackleton fans and lovers of epic adventure. 'Jarvis's tribute to Ernest Shackleton's Antarctic expedition had had a danger and heroism ... worthy of the original.' -- GUARDIAN (UK) '... bone-chilling and breathtakingly frightening ... a well-written, compelling read.' -- KIRKUS REVIEWS 'a ripping yarn' -- BRISBANE NEWS 'serves to show just how brave, skilled, resourceful and optimistic the original [explorers] had been ... Verdict: victory over adversity' -- HERALD SUN

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.

Shackleton s Epic Recreating the World s Greatest Journey of Survival

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‘Never for me the lowered banner, never the last endeavour’ SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON

Character Strengths and Virtues

Author : Christopher Peterson
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This groundbreaking handbook of character strengths and virtues is the first progress report from a prestigious group of researchers who have undertaken the systematic classification and measurement of widely valued positive traits. They approach good character in terms of separate strengths- authenticity, persistence, kindness, gratitude, hope, humor, and so on- each of which exists in degrees.