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Shackleton: Incorporating the "Heart of the Antarctic" and "South": The Polar Journeys [Hardcover]

Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton
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A more interesting book on polar exploration ... has yet to be written. -- New York Times Book Review

The best book of Polar travel which has ever been written. -- The Guardian

This book will take its place among the great records of adventure -- Spectator

From the Back Cover

Men go into the void spaces of the world for various reasons. Some are actuated simply by a love of adventure, some have the keen thirst for scientific knowledge, and others again are drawn away from the trodden paths by the lure of 'little voices', the mysterious fascination of the unknown. I think that in my own case it was a combination of these factors that determined me to try my fortune again in the frozen south.

About the Author

Sir Ernest Shackleton was one of the greatest and most colourful explorers of his time. Born in County Kildare in 1874, he was educated at Dulwich College, London, and was apprenticed in the Merchant Navy before becoming a junior officer under Captain Robert Scott, on the Discovery, between 1901 and 1904. From this point on, his life was devoted to polar exploration, and raising funds for his projects. He died in South Georgia in 1922 while on his fourth Antartic expedition.
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