Endurance

Endurance

The harrowing tale of British explorer Ernest Shackleton's 1914 attempt to reach the South Pole, one of the greatest adventure stories of the modern age.

Author: Alfred Lansing

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465062881

Category: History

Page: 416

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This harrowing tale of British explorer Ernest Shackleton's 1914 attempt to reach the South Pole, one of the greatest adventure stories of the modern age. 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. For ten months the ice-moored Endurance drifted northwest before it was finally crushed between two ice floes. With no options left, Shackleton and a skeleton crew attempted a near-impossible journey over 850 miles of the South Atlantic's heaviest seas to the closest outpost of civilization. Their survival, and the survival of the men they left behind, depended on their small lifeboat successfully finding the island of South Georgia--a tiny dot of land in a vast and hostile ocean. In Endurance, the definitive account of Ernest Shackleton's fateful trip, Alfred Lansing brilliantly narrates the harrowing and miraculous voyage that has defined heroism for the modern age.
Categories: History

Endurance

Endurance

The object of their expedition was to cross the Antarctic overland. This book tells the story of how the expedition went wrong, and of the crew's struggle for survival.

Author: Alfred Lansing

Publisher: Voyages Promotion

ISBN: 0753809877

Category: Antarctica

Page: 284

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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.
Categories: Antarctica

The Endurance

The Endurance

And she presents the astonishing work of Frank Hurley, the Australian photographer whose visual record of the adventure has never before been published comprehensively.

Author: Caroline Alexander

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9780375404030

Category: History

Page: 0

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NATIONAL BEST SELLER • A riveting account of Shackleton's famed Antarctic expedition, recounting one of the last great adventures in the Heroic Age of exploration—perhaps the greatest of them all—the shipwreck that stranded the crew for twenty months. Including never-before published photographs. In August 1914, days before the outbreak of the First World War, the renowned explorer Ernest Shackleton and a crew of twenty-seven set sail in their ship, Endurance, for the South Atlantic in pursuit of the last unclaimed prize in the history of exploration: the first crossing on foot of the Antarctic continent. Weaving a treacherous path through the freezing Weddell Sea, they had come within eighty-five miles of their destination when Endurance, was trapped fast in the ice pack. Soon the ship was crushed like matchwood, leaving the crew stranded on the floes. Their ordeal would last for twenty months, and they would make two near-fatal attempts to escape by open boat before their final rescue. Drawing upon previously unavailable sources, Caroline Alexander gives us an enthralling account of Endurance and Shackleton's expedition—one of history's greatest epics of survival. And she presents the astonishing work of Frank Hurley, the Australian photographer whose visual record of the adventure has never before been published comprehensively. Together, text and image re-create the terrible beauty of Antarctica, the awful destruction of the ship, and the crew's heroic daily struggle to stay alive, a miracle achieved largely through Shackleton's inspiring leadership. The survival of Hurley's remarkable images is scarcely less miraculous: The original glass plate negatives, from which most of the book's illustrations are superbly reproduced, were stored in hermetically sealed cannisters that survived months on the ice floes, a week in an open boat on the polar seas, and several more months buried in the snows of a rocky outcrop called Elephant Island. Finally Hurley was forced to abandon his professional equipment; he captured some of the most unforgettable images of the struggle with a pocket camera and three rolls of Kodak film. Published in conjunction with the American Museum of Natural History's landmark exhibition on Shackleton's journey.
Categories: History

Journey Through Trauma

Journey Through Trauma

PART 1: THE TRAIL GUIDE 1 Exploration is still the epic journey: Priit J. Vesilind, “Why Explore? ... 2 Shackleton's voyage: Alfred Lansing, Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage (New York: McGrawHill, 1959).

Author: Gretchen Schmelzer, PhD

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9781788171076

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

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As a therapist, Gretchen Schmelzer has watched far too many people quit during treatment for trauma recovery. They find it too difficult or frightening, or they decide that it's just too late for them. Schmelzer wrote Journey Through Trauma specifically for survivors to help them understand the terrain of the healing process and stay on the path. She begins by laying out three important assumptions that support a survivor's healing: that it is possible, that it requires courage and that it cannot be done alone. Traumas that happen more than once - child abuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence, gang violence, war - are all relational traumas. They are traumas that happen inside a relationship and therefore must be healed inside a relationship, whether that relationship is with a therapist or within a group. She then guides readers through the five phases that every survivor must negotiate: Preparation, Unintegration, Identification, Integration and Consolidation. She creates a mental map of the healing process that helps survivors recognize where they are in their journey to health, see where the hard parts occur and persevere in the process of getting well. Since the cycle of healing repeated trauma is not linear, the survivor comes to understand that circling back around to a previous stage actually means progress as well as facing new challenges. Ultimately, the healing journey is one of trust, as survivors come to trust their capacity to rely on help from others and to trust themselves and the work they have done.
Categories: Psychology

The Growth Advantage

The Growth Advantage

2. Alfred Lansing, Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage (New York: Basic Books, 2015). 3. Amy Climer, “5 Elements of Shackleton's Leadership,” The Deliberate Creative Blog, December 15, 2016, ...

Author: Bob Lisser

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538161739

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 247

View: 424

This book provides a blueprint for sustained and profitable business growth to help companies build the ultimate competitive edge. By combining proven planning and execution strategies with daily hard work and routines, The Growth Advantage cracks open business secrets that teach companies how to achieve that dream of steady, predictable growth.
Categories: Business & Economics

Endurance

Endurance

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Lansing, Alfred. Endurance : Shackleton's incredible voyage / Alfred Lansing. pages cm ISBN 978-0-465-06288-1 (paperback) ISBN 978-0-465-05879-2 (e-book) 1. Shackleton, Ernest Henry ...

Author: Alfred Lansing

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780465058792

Category: History

Page: 270

View: 957

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.
Categories: History

Mothering by the Book

Mothering by the Book

Frank B. Gilbreth and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, Cheaper by the Dozen (New York: T.Y. Crowell Co., 1948), 2. 3. ... Alfred Lansing, Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage (New York: Carrol & Graf, 1959), 3. 2. Lansing, Endurance, 38.

Author: Jennifer Pepito

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781493437405

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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"Wit and wisdom for every mother, everywhere."--ERIN LOECHNER, author of Chasing Slow Becoming a better, happier mom starts with the stories you tell your kids As a mom, you want to nurture a strong family, but fear steals your joy. Sometimes you wonder if you're failing your children or whether you're cut out for this. Beloved writer and mom of seven Jennifer Pepito understands. She was intent on loving her children well, but fear and worry pushed her around. Ultimately, she found her joy in a most surprising place: the pages of classic literature she was reading aloud to her children every day. These stories helped her reclaim the wonder of childhood for herself and her children. In Mothering by the Book, Jennifer takes you on a fascinating, whimsical journey that will bring freedom and fun to your parenting--one great book at a time.
Categories: Religion

Leading at The Edge

Leading at The Edge

Shackleton, p. 162. Chapter 2: Symbolism and Personal Example 1. Alfred Lansing, Endurance:Shackleton's Incredible Voyage (NewYork: Carroll & Graf, 1998), p. 64. 2. F. A.Worsley, Endurance:An Epic ofPolarAdventure (NewYork: Jonathan ...

Author: Dennis Perkins

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 9780814431610

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 289

View: 734

Drawing on the amazing story of Shackleton and his polar exploration team’s survival against all odds, author Dennis N. T. Perkins demonstrates the importance of a strong leader in times of adversity, uncertainty, and change. Part adventure tale and part leadership guide, Leading at the Edge uncovers what the legendary Antarctic adventure of Sir Ernest Shackleton, his ship Endurance, and his team of twenty-seven polar explorers can teach us about bringing order to chaos through true leadership. Among other skills, you’ll learn how to: instill optimism while staying grounded in reality, step up to risks worth taking, consistently reinforce your team message, set a personal example, find things to celebrate, laugh small things off, and--even in the face of extreme temperatures, hazardous ice, scarce food, and complete isolation--never give up. This second edition of Leading at the Edge features additional lessons, new case studies of the strategies in action, tools to uncover and resolve conflicts, and expanded resources. An updated epilogue compares the leadership styles of the famous polar explorers Shackleton, Amundsen, and Scott, which transcend the one-hundred-plus years since their historic race to the South Pole to help today’s leaders learn valuable lessons about the meaning of true success.
Categories: Business & Economics

Facts about the U S Antarctic Program

Facts about the U S  Antarctic Program

Endurance , Shackleton's Incredible Voyage , by Alfred Lansing ( New York , McGraw Hill , 1959 ) . 284 p . Shackleton's 2 - year adventure . Antarctic Conquest : The Great Explorers in Their Own Words , edited by Walker Chapman ( Bobbs ...

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ISBN: UCR:31210023569591

Category: Antarctica

Page: 28

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Categories: Antarctica

The Power of Words 2

The Power of Words  2

Sexual Behaviour in the Human Female (1953) Thomas S Kuhn The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962) RD Laing The Divided Self (1960) Self and others (1961) Alfred Lansing Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage (1959) Nigella ...

Author: Stilovsky

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781728399041

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 338

View: 802

Literature of all kinds plays such an important place in our lives whether it’s biography, classics, crime or poetry. In this non-fiction volume you will find a mine of facts which will fascinate all who love books. Felix Schrödinger and Pyotr Stilovsky have compiled in this, the fifth volume of the series, a compendium of information that will appeal to all who love language and especially those who seek out knowledge for its own sake.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines