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Shackleton's Boat Journey - by Frank Arthur Worsley (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 220

Genre: History

Format: Paperback

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Age Range: 4-8 years

Author: Frank Arthur Worsley

Language: English

Street Date: August 17, 1998
TCIN: 77474518
UPC: 9780393318647
Item Number (DPCI): 247-17-5844

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Frank A. Worsley was the captain of the H.M.S. Endurance, the ship used by the legendary explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton in his 1914-16 expedition to the Antarctic. On its way to the Antarctic continent the Endurance became trapped and then crushed by ice, and the ship's party of twenty-eight drifted on an ice floe for five months. Finally reaching an uninhabited island, Shackleton, Worsley, and four others sailed eight hundred miles in a small boat to the island of South Georgia, an astounding feat of navigation and courage. All hands survived this ill-fated expedition; as Worsley writes, "By self-sacrifice and throwing his own life into the balance, [Shackleton

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