The Heart of the Antarctic: Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909

4.28 avg rating
( 369 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780786706846: The Heart of the Antarctic: Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Shackleton's own thrilling account of his first Antarctic expedition and astonishing march to reach the South Pole.
With the same drama and adventure of Shackleton's later memoir, South, Heart of the Antarctic chronicles the first polar expedition he led himself, which lasted over a year and included triumph, defeat, and harrowing experiences. In 1906, Lieutenant Ernest Shackleton decided that he would make his own attempt to reach the South Pole, having been frustrated by his experiences on Captain Robert Scott's recent effort. His own expedition underwent such ordeals as the hazardous maneuvers to land on the icy Antarctic coast, the scaling of the 13,000-foot volcanic Mount Erebus, and wintering the polar blizzards before setting off for the South Pole. Shackleton's tension-filled account of his "Farthest South," reaching within 97 miles of his goal, is matched only by the return journey's race against time, an exhausted forced march back to camp before their ship sailed without them.
"A more interesting book of polar exploration . . . has yet to be written." - New York Times Book Review
"The book will takes its place among the great records of adventure . . . Shackleton has just the right combination of scientific interests and love of reckless adventure . . ." - Spectator

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From Library Journal:

Shackleton here tells the quite remarkable story of the British Antarctic expedition of 1907 to 1909. Shackleton and his men made it to within 97 miles of the South Pole, experiencing along the way every hardship possible, then returning to their wooden ship before the ice crushed it. The text is buttressed with many original monochrome photos. Just reading this will make your toes fall off.
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Review:

"A more interesting book of polar exploration . . . has yet to be written." -- New York Times Book Review

"The book will takes its place among the great records of adventure . . . Shackleton has just the right combination of scientific interests and love of reckless adventure . . ." -- Spectator

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780331611236: The Heart of the Antarctic: Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909 (Classic Reprint)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0331611236 ISBN 13:  9780331611236
Publisher: Forgotten Books, 2018
Hardcover

9781430442356: The Heart Of The Antarctic: Being The Story Of The British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909

Kessin..., 2007
Softcover

9781345345568: The Heart Of The Antarctic: Being The Story Of The British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909

Arkose..., 2015
Hardcover

9780282269449: The Heart of the Antarctic: Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909 (Classic Reprint)

Forgot..., 2017
Softcover

9780548149294: The Heart Of The Antarctic: Being The Story Of The British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909

Kessin..., 2007
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Rt. Hon. Lord Shackleton K.C. P.C. O.B.E.
Published by Carroll & Graf (1999)
ISBN 10: 0786706848 ISBN 13: 9780786706846
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Carroll & Graf, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0786706848

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 30.96
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Rt. Hon. Lord Shackleton K.C. P.C. O.B.E.
Published by Carroll & Graf (1999)
ISBN 10: 0786706848 ISBN 13: 9780786706846
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Carroll & Graf, 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0786706848

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 40.36
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Shackleton K.C. P.C. O.B.E., Rt. Hon.
Published by Carroll & Graf (1999)
ISBN 10: 0786706848 ISBN 13: 9780786706846
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Carroll & Graf, 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110786706848

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 49.49
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Shackleton K.C. P.C. O.B.E., Rt. Hon. Lord
Published by Carroll & Graf
ISBN 10: 0786706848 ISBN 13: 9780786706846
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Carroll & Graf. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0786706848 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW99.0411231

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 69.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Rt. Hon. Lord Shackleton K.C. P.C. O.B.E.
ISBN 10: 0786706848 ISBN 13: 9780786706846
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STRM-0786706848

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 77.63
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Rt. Hon. Lord Shackleton K.C. P.C. O.B.E.
Published by Carroll & Graf (1999)
ISBN 10: 0786706848 ISBN 13: 9780786706846
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Carroll & Graf, 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0786706848n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 105.29
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds