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20 curious facts about Shackleton's voyage of endurance
Sources on Sir Ernest Shackleton
A listing of current exhibitions, upcoming documentaries and films, and
available videos and books on Sir Ernest Shackleton.
South Georgia, South Atlantic Ocean
If you want to learn about South Georgia, this is the Web site to visit.
Includes a highly detailed color map.
A well-executed look at Frank Hurley, whom Kodak calls a "hero of expedition
Virtual Antarctica Introduction
Chronicles a 1995-1996 expedition to Antarctica that included twice-daily live
chats and digital dispatches. Well-structured and -illustrated site, with
sections on the ship's log, the expedition itself, and issues of ecology,
history, and science.
Antarctic Time Line of Discovery
Part of a site devoted to Antarctic philately, this contains a detailed
timeline of Antarctic expeditions, from Ferdinand Magellan's 1519 voyage in
search of a westerly route to the Indies, to the 1959 signing of the Antarctic
Treaty, the seminal document that dictates governance of the continent even
Antarctica: Research Stations and Territorial Claims
Detailed map showing location of Antarctic research stations and the land
claims made by various nations to slices of the Antarctic pie.
Inspired by Sir Ernest himself, the Boston-based Shackleton School is, in their
own words, "a new, expedition-based, independent, residential high school for
students who learn best through experience, real-life projects, and
participation in a supportive learning community."
Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition
The American Museum of Natural History's handsome companion site to
the Endurance exhibition curated by Caroline Alexander (see Books).
Antarctic Journal of the United States
A comprehensive journal describing sponsored research efforts in Antarctica.
Not light reading but covers every imaginable topic.
Teachers Experiencing Antarctica or the Arctic (TEA)
The U.S. National Science Foundation sponsors this program for science teachers to
experience scientific research taking place in the polar regions. Teachers certified
at the high-school or equivalent level and in good physical condition are encouraged to
apply. Awardees spend a field season working along scientists in the field and posting
electronic daily journal entries. Among the goals are enhancing teachers' professional
development and playing up the importance of science in the classroom.
The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition by Caroline Alexander. New York: Knopf, 1998
Beautifully illustrated with photographs taken by official photographer Frank
Hurley, this book offers a fresh and lively retelling of this fascinating
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing. New York: Avon, 1960
An unputdownable telling.
Shackleton by Roland Huntford. New York: Atheneum, 1986
A monumental biography of a monumental man.
South by Sir Ernest Shackleton. New York: Carroll and Graf Publishers, 1998
Shackleton's version of his historic and ill-fated Imperial Trans-Antarctic
Expedition of 1914-1916.
Shackleton's Boat Journey by F. A. Worsley. New York: Norton, 1998
A chronicle of what must be the most amazing small-boat navigating success in
history, written by the navigator himself, Captain Frank Worsley.
Shackleton's Forgotten Argonauts by Lennard Bickel. South Melbourne: Macmillian, 1982
The story of Shackleton's 1914-1916 support crew, who lost three men while
successfully laying depots on Antarctica for Shackleton's continental crossing,
which, of course, never occurred.
Antarctica by Jeff Rubin.
Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia: Lonely Planet Publications, 1996
A thorough guidebook to the Seventh Continent.
The Greenpeace Book of Antarctica by John May. Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1988
A profusely illustrated, coffee-table-sized reference book.
The Mapping of Terra Australis
by Robert Clancy. Macquarie Park, Australia: Universal Press, 1995
Many of the maps in our Mapping Terra Incognita feature came from this fascinating book.
Ice Story: Shackleton's Lost Expedition by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel. New York, NY: Clarion Books, 1999.
Follows the series of disasters constituting an adventure that, by all accounts, no man should have survived.
Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: Shackleton's Amazing Voyage by Jennifer Armstrong. New York: Crown Publications, 1998.
Relates Shackleton's harrowing journey with more than 40 photographs of the expedition.
Spirit of Endurance: The True Story of the Shackleton Expedition to the Antarctic by Jennifer Armstrong. New York: Crown Publications, 2000.
Briefly recounts Shackleton's journey with paintings and photos of the expedition.
Trapped By the Ice!: Shackleton's Amazing Antarctic Adventure by Michael McCurdy. New York: Walker and Co., 1997.
Presents illustrated details about the daily life of the crew stranded in the Antarctic.
Trial By Ice: A Photobiography of Sir Ernest Shackleton by K.M. Kostyal and Alexandra. Washington, DC: National Geographic Society, 1999.
Includes quotes from Shackleton and expedition photographs.
About Shackleton/Web Links
You Wouldn't Want to Be A Polar Explorer!
Combines engaging illustrations and readable text to summarize Shackleton's voyage.
About the Antarctic/Web Links
Antarctic Meteorology Research Center—Real Time Data
Includes real-time data for temperature, sea level, dew point, current weather, wind speed and direction, and precipitation.
The Antarctic Treaty
Describes how the Antarctic Treaty governs the actions of people in Antarctica. Links to more information on the Treaty.
Field Manual for the U.S. Antarctic Program
Covers preparations and procedures for Antarctic expeditions including extreme cold weather clothing, snow shelters, glacier travel, and rope use and care.
USGS TerraWeb: Satellite Image Map of Antarctica
Offers various satellite image maps of the continent, courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey.
British Film Institute
Alexander Macklin/The Macklin Collection
National Science Foundation
Harding Dunnet/The James Caird Society
Celestaire Navigational Instruments
United States Geological Survey
Shinik Hahm/Yale Symphony Orchestra
Lauren Aguirre, Senior Producer
Maureen Dolan, Intern
Rick Groleau, Hot Science Developer
Karen Hartley, Classroom Resources Developer
Tyler Howe, Assistant Designer
Brenden Kootsey, Technologist
Rob Meyer, Production Assistant
Rick Pinchera, Illustrator
Carla Raimer, Associate Producer
Alex Taylor, Field Production Assistant
Kelly Tyler, Producer
Peter Tyson, Producer
Anya Vinokour, Senior Designer
Interview with Alexandra Shackleton—Photos: (All, except Alexandra Shackleton) Frank Hurley, Courtesy of the Macklin Collection.
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