Virtual Antarctica Introduction http://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/~kpt/terraquest/antarctica/
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 http://www.south-pole.com/p0000052.htm
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
Shackleton Schools http://www.shackleton.org/
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."
Teachers Experiencing Antarctica or the Arctic (TEA) http://tea.rice.edu/index.html
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.
About Shackleton/Books 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 the Antarctic/Web Links Antarctic Meteorology Research Center—Real Time Data http://uwamrc.ssec.wisc.edu/amrc/realtime.html Includes real-time data for temperature, sea level, dew point, current weather, wind speed and direction, and precipitation.
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.