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The Crossing of Antarctica: Original Photographs from the Pioneering Expedition

Lowe, George, Lewis-Jones, Huw

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ISBN 10: 0500252025 / ISBN 13: 9780500252024
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Sir Ernest Shackleton famously attempted to cross the great white continent during his ill-fated Endurance voyage, and now, one hundred years after he set out, this volume celebrates the men who succeeded where he had failed and rewrote the history books. Num Pages: 240 pages, 154 illustrations, 60 in colour. BIC Classification: AJB; AJCR; WTLP. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 277 x 226 x 26. Weight in Grams: 1422. . 2014. 1st Edition. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780500252024

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One hundred years after Shackleton attempted to cross the great white continent of Antarctica, this beautifully illustrated volume celebrates the men who succeeded where he had failed . . . and rewrote the history books

The year 2014 is the centenary of Sir Ernest Shackleton?s Endurance expedition, which aimed to complete the first crossing of Antarctica. He did not succeed, and his great vision rapidly turned into a now-legendary struggle for survival. Shackleton?s lifelong dream?to cross the continent?was at last realized by Sir Vivian Fuchs and Sir Edmund Hillary in 1957-58. As a key member of this Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition, Everest veteran George Lowe was there to capture it all on film.

In this remarkable book, a trove of unpublished photographs and other rare materials from the Lowe collection are brought together for the first time. Awe-inspiring landscapes, candid portraits, and action shots evoke the everyday moments of this historic expedition as never before.

The Crossing of Antarctica provides a dynamic history of the Heroic Age expeditions and the emergence of adventure photography. A stellar array of polar experts also reflects on Antarctica and the meaning of true exploration, including Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Peter Fuchs, Jonathan Shackleton, Sebastian Copeland, Geoff Somers, Ken Blaiklock, Felicity Aston, and Paul Dalrymple. 154 illustrations, 60 in color

About the Author: George Lowe was a New Zealand born explorer, mountaineer, photographer and filmmaker. His stunning photographs of the first ascent of Everest were published in 2013 by Thames & Hudson in The Conquest of Everest.

Huw Lewis-Jones has a PhD from the University of Cambridge. He co-authored The Conquest of Everest.

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