Eyewitness Accounts My Life as an Explorer

Eyewitness Accounts My Life as an Explorer

Eyewitness Accounts Pilgrimage to Meccah

Eyewitness Accounts Pilgrimage to Meccah

Eyewitness Accounts Shackleton's Last Voyage

Series: Eyewitness Accounts

Publication Date15th December 2014

Book FormatPaperback

pages256

Illustrations20

Height198

Width124

Amberley’s new series of Eyewitness Accounts bring history, warfare, disaster, travel and exploration to life, written by the people who could say, ‘I was there!’
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ISBN
9781445635934

On 17 September 1921, the explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton left London aboard his ship Quest, bound for the Antarctic on what would prove to be his final voyage. His second in command was Frank Wild, himself an experienced Antarctic explorer and previously Shackleton’s second in command on the famous Endurance expedition of 1914.


On the way south, Shackleton died of a heart attack and was buried on South Georgia; Wild took command and led the expedition during its three months in the waters of the eastern Antarctic, as it investigated a mysterious ‘appearance of land’ in the Weddell Sea reported in a previous expedition.


This book, Wild’s account of the voyage of the Quest, is the story of the last expedition in what has become known as the Heroic Age of Antarctic exploration.

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