Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (1874-1922) was an Anglo-Irish explorer, now chiefly remembered for his Antarctic expedition of 1914-1916 in the ship Endurance.
This rough-and-ready handful are among the first titles in the publisher's new "Great Journeys" series, which excerpts parts of larger travel journals. The Shackleton, for example, was culled from his 1919 South: The "Endurance" Expedition. As the titles show, these works cross all parts of the globe and climates, from lush jungles to frozen wastes to soaring mountains, and generally offer the most exciting parts of each explorer's travels. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.