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Aurora Australis

E. H. Shackleton

Verlag: Seto Publishing, Auckland, 1988
ISBN 10: 0908697244 / ISBN 13: 9780908697243
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Titel: Aurora Australis

Verlag: Seto Publishing, Auckland

Erscheinungsdatum: 1988

Einband: Original Binding

Zustand: Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good

Auflage: 1st Edition


The story of the book that was written on the second of the four expeditions by Ernest Shackleton, and of the men who created it. It is also an insight, often humerous, into the rigours and hardships accepted as daily necessities by those intrepid explorers. All of our books are in the shop, and are 'real' books. We try to post the same day as the order. Descriptions are conservative. Postage rates may be lower than ABE estimate, please use Ask Bookseller a Question to confirm availability and postage cost, use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability and get accurate postage quote for this item (the amount quoted is for an 'average' hard-cover book of up to 1kg in weight). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 002114

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Inhaltsangabe: In an age when it is fashionable to forget the achievements of the great explorers of the heroic age, comes the timely rebirth of this legendary book, penned by a band of brave British men whose wit and wisdom blazes like a sun beside today¿s lesser stars. In 1907 Ernest Shackleton led the Nimrod Expedition to Antarctica. He established a base camp at Cape Royds on Ross Island and built a wooden hut to serve as headquarters. Because of his prior experience with Robert Scott¿s first expedition, Shackleton knew the sunless winter months spent in these cramped quarters would test the morale of his men, so he set several of them to work writing and printing the first book ever produced on the Antarctic continent. Containing fact, fiction, humour, prose and poetry, ¿Aurora Australis,¿ is one of the most extraordinary travel books ever written. It contains stories about the Antarctic wildlife, describes the harsh conditions suffered by the explorers and recounts their journey to the top of Mount Erebus, a nearby active volcano surrounded by ice. An estimated one hundred copies were originally ¿Printed at the Sign of the Penguin¿ by these gifted authors, the result of which is a unique symbol of the heroic age of exploration. Because of its rarity a first edition of ¿Aurora Australis¿ recently sold for more than $100,000. This special edition is being produced in an effort to raise awareness of the need to conserve the four huts used by the British explorers, along with the remarkable memorabilia and icebound supplies preserved within their frozen walls. Having endured nearly a century of harsh weather, these huts still symbolise the nobler aspects of human nature which took these talented and brave men to Antarctica. The buildings are now considered to be some of the most endangered historic structures in the world.

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