Title: The Crossing of Antarctica: Original ...
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Book Condition: New
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
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 booksThe 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.
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 is a historian of exploration and an award-winning author.
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