Book review (Endurance)

Book review (Endurance) - Seth Tucker Book Critique March...

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Seth Tucker Book Critique March 3, 2008 Lansing, A. (1959). Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage. Carroll & Graf. New York. The South Pole is in a part of the world that very few want to enter. While some adventurists may explore deep forests, and jungles, Antarctica is mostly left untouched as it is made up of an endless desert of ice and bitter cold. Why would someone want to lead a ship into this desolate area, especially during the early 1900’s, when one mistake could mean certain disaster? Lansing writes the story of Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew as he journeys across the frozen continent and then becomes stuck. This true story really seemed to show how harsh the Antarctic can be, as all these men really need “Endurance” just to survive. The story begins as Ernest Shackleton and his 27 men make an expedition to reach the South Pole on their ship, The Endurance. Unfortunately before he even reaches the northwest coast of Antarctica, his ship get trapped in the ice of the Wedell Sea. Over
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course REC 151 taught by Professor Kennsison during the Spring '08 term at Ithaca College.

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