almediah.fr
» » Shackleton's Forgotten Expedition: The Voyage of the Nimrod

Download Shackleton's Forgotten Expedition: The Voyage of the Nimrod eBook

by Beau Riffenburgh

Download Shackleton's Forgotten Expedition: The Voyage of the Nimrod eBook
ISBN:
1582346119
Author:
Beau Riffenburgh
Category:
Earth Sciences
Language:
English
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA (November 1, 2005)
Pages:
384 pages
EPUB book:
1993 kb
FB2 book:
1900 kb
DJVU:
1940 kb
Other formats
doc mobi lrf mbr
Rating:
4.1
Votes:
345


The Voyage of the Nimrod.

The Voyage of the Nimrod. For information address Bloomsbury Publishing, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010.

Riffenburgh's book is based on original sources- diaries, journals, letters, and papers of the . I have a bookshelf that groans under the weight of tomes about Antarctica

I have a bookshelf that groans under the weight of tomes about Antarctica. So let's get to the critique: Riffenburgh at first concentrates on the historical context, the post-Victorian Edwardian Era of the UK, which was gratifying.

Lacking funds and plagued by hunger, cruel weather, and unpredictable terrain, Shackleton and his party accomplished some of the most remarkable feats in the history of exploration. -The Times Literary Supplement UK "A masterful balance of true drama and first-rate scholarship.

When the storm finally blew out and Nimrod was able to return to Cape Royds, those coming ashore found the hut battered, shaken, and providing little warmth, but still standing. A second, temporary structure, constructed of bales of fodder and wooden planks and used as a cookhouse, had been blown down, killing one of the dogs.

On New Year's Day 1908, Ernest Shackleton, a little-known adventurer determined to find fame and fortune by becoming the first man to reach the South Pole, took hi. .

Beau Riffenburgh (born 1955) is an author and historian specializing in polar exploration. He is also an American Football coach and author of books on football history. With Scott to the Pole: The Photographs of Herbert Ponting. 1998, with Elizabeth Cruwys).

Featuring an extraordinary cast of characters, this is a story of ambition, adventure, and a journey almost too incredible even for Shackleton. Includes bibliographical references (p. -347) and index.

by. Beau Riffenburgh. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Shackleton's Forgotten Expedition is the story of Ernest Shackleton's epic journey toward the South Pole. Lacking funds and plagued by hunger, cruel weather, and unpredictable terrain, Shackleton and his party accomplished some of the most remarkable feats in the history of exploration. Not only were members of the expedition the first to climb the active volcano Mount Erebus and the first to reach the South Magnetic Pole, but Shackleton himself led a party of four that trudged hundreds of miles across uncharted wastelands and up to the terrible Antarctic Plateau to plant the Union Jack only ninety-seven miles from the South Pole itself. Based on extensive research and first-hand accounts Riffenburgh makes the expedition vivid while providing fascinating insight into the age of British exploration and Empire.

  • Jazu
It does state that this author is an historian, so that explains how he writes. But, for me, there was just WAY too much extended history of years & years & extended empires, which supposedly influenced Shackleton. That does not interest me, so I had to skip large amounts of text. FINALLY Chap 11, on pg 129 (of 312 pgs), sums it up: "Underway at Last" !!!---but even that was rather sluggish. The rest of the book was alright, but after reading so many of the related Shackleton adventures which I could not put down, this did rather drag along. Nonetheless, it does round out his life some more, detailing events besides his most memorable "successful failure" of the Endurance! That reminds me of Apollo 13!
  • Maveri
Hard to put down.
  • Adokelv
Excellent book, compelling read.
  • Damdyagab
A well researched and informative book. Written by an obvious fan of Shackleton's deeds the author paints a picture of endurance, drive and perseverance, qualities of which are well known to readers of Shackleton's adventures.
  • Rose Of Winds
A well written book on a journey that is little written about. Must info is taken from Shackleton's own book on the expedition. Enjoyed it thoroughly!
  • Unde
Great read.
  • Inertedub
extraordinary story of iron willed men, shackleton is the man
Today you can look at what's going on at the South Pole by simply pointing your browser at: [...] It's hard to imagine that in 1908 Shackleton went through so much trouble trying to get there and not making it. I look at the pictures of him using pony's to pull sledges. And his boat, the Nimrod, with her sails set; you almost want to say, "are you kidding."

There is a lot of discussion in this book about the conflict between Shackleton and Scott. It has been said that if you really wanted to get somewhere on an expedition, you should go with Scott. But if you're priority was more on getting home alive, go with Shackleton. This was, I think never so evident as in Shackleton's next voyage in the Endurance.

This book focuses on the voyage of the Nimrod, as it says in the sub-title, but it is more than that. The insight Mr. Rifenburgh shown in his understanding of the people, the way he brings them to life with good story telling and his grasp of the overall view of the explorations make this book an absolute delight.