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product no: 17075
author: Earnest Shackleton
publisher: Text Publishing
isbn:9781876485306
edition date: December 1999
pages: 344
size: 129 x 198 x 33 mm
weight: 504 g
format: Paperback
sales rank: 9858

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The Endurance Expedition to Antarctica

This astonishing memoir of Shackleton's final voyage explores courage, tenacity and unflagging hope in the face of adversity. Including Frank Hurley's incomparable photographs of the expedition, South remains one of the greatest adventures of the twentieth century.

'For scientific discovery give me Scott; for speed and efficiency of travel give me Amundsen; but when disaster strikes and all hope is gone, get down on your knees and pray for Shackleton.'
- Sir Edmund Hillary

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