Ice Trap!: Shackleton's Incredible Expedition
Frances Lincoln, 2000 - Antarctica - 32 pages
In August 1914, during the height of the heroic age of Antarctic exploration, Sir Ernest Shackleton set off from England with a team of explorers to walk across the Antarctic and study the icy depths of this new and forbidding continent. Sailing through some of the most perilous seas, the Endurance becomes trapped in the deadly pack ice of the Weddell sea. When the Endurance is eventually crushed between the vast bulk of two floating icebergs, the men are forced to abandon ship and make the dangerous journey across the crushing sea in lifeboats. They reach relative safety on the uninhabited Elephant Island, but an even greater peril faces Shackleton and five other members of the crew. An amazing tale of heroism and ingenuity told by Antarctic expert, Meredith Hooper and accompanied by M.P.Robertson's dramatic and graphic illustrations.
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This book is a great book. I have read it and i found a lot of information about Ernest Shackleton, who explored Antarctica. Also, he helped us to know countries we never have seen. If someone didn't explore London, we wouldn't be able to visit here and see London bridge and other parts of the county.
~ Thanks to those people who have explored countries. ~
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Interesting and beautifully illustrated. Read full review