Coverart for item
The Resource Chasing Shackleton : re-creating the world's greatest journey of survival, Tim Jarvis

Chasing Shackleton : re-creating the world's greatest journey of survival, Tim Jarvis

Label
Chasing Shackleton : re-creating the world's greatest journey of survival
Title
Chasing Shackleton
Title remainder
re-creating the world's greatest journey of survival
Statement of responsibility
Tim Jarvis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In early 1914, British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton embarked for the South Pole, hoping to make the first land crossing of Antarctica. For three years there was no word from the expedition, and most assumed the men had perished. Remarkably, however, the crew was alive, thanks to Shackleton's leadership. After their ship was crushed by ice and the men trapped on a small island, Shackleton decided to attempt a risky eight-hundred-mile voyage across the Southern Ocean. After seventeen days in a leaking 22.5-foot wooden boat, they reached the remote island of South Georgia, where they had to climb over precipitous mountains to reach the whaling station on the other side. Ultimately, Shackleton was able to rescue all twenty-two crew members--a heroic triumph of endurance and leadership. In January 2013, using authentic period clothing, equipment, and rations, and sailing a precise replica of Shackleton's boat, Antarctica veteran Tim Jarvis leads a six-man crew in an attempt to re-create Shackleton's historic crossings, while documenting the impact of a century of climate change on the region.--From publisher description
Member of
Cataloging source
SFR
Dewey number
919.8904
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
G850 2013
LC item number
.J37 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Chasing Shackleton : re-creating the world's greatest journey of survival, Tim Jarvis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Foreword by Alexandra Shackleton
  • Originally published as: Shackleton's epic. London: William Collins, 2013
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
vii, 264 pages
Isbn
9780062282736
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
ocn867571688
Label
Chasing Shackleton : re-creating the world's greatest journey of survival, Tim Jarvis
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Foreword by Alexandra Shackleton
  • Originally published as: Shackleton's epic. London: William Collins, 2013
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
vii, 264 pages
Isbn
9780062282736
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
ocn867571688

Library Locations

    • Kenyon-Wanamingo Middle/High SchoolBorrow it
      400 6th Street, Kenyon, MN, 55946, US
      44.267854 -92.989714

Library Links

Processing Feedback ...