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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.

The Endurance
A well-executed look at Frank Hurley, whom Kodak calls a "hero of expedition photography."

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 today.

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.

Shackleton Schools
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.

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 survival story.
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.

Electronic Media
Antarctica CD Produced by Douglas Quin for Wild Sanctuary. Miramar Recordings, 1998.
Mesmerizing recordings of penguins, seals, and orcas as well as the creaks and groans of glaciers.

Get Real
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. For more information and application procedures, see

Special Thanks
Caroline Alexander
British Film Institute
Alexander Macklin/The Macklin Collection
National Science Foundation
Alex Chronis
Harding Dunnet/The James Caird Society
Jonathan Shackleton
Marine Expeditions
Polartec/Malden Mills
Celestaire Navigational Instruments
United States Geological Survey
Joseph Garver
Lisa Canning/Stratos
Gene Kimball
Shinik Hahm/Yale Symphony Orchestra
Simon Dewez
Robert Clancy
MrSID/LizardTech, Inc.
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