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Riassunto: Tells the story of Tom Crean, who was a member of three expeditions to Antarctica.
From the Inside Flap: Tom Crean's name is not commonly recognized today, but he was an integral member of three of the most important Antarctic Expeditions of the twentieth century, and both a glacier and a mountain in Antarctica bear his name.
Crean ran away from his home in Ireland's County Kerry to join the navy shortly before his sixteenth birthday and, in 1901, he volunteered to join Robert Falcon Scott's first expedition to Antarctica. It was three years before he returned to civilization, but Crean was hooked, and when Scott made his second--and fatal--voyage to the continent in order to reach the South Pole, Crean returned with him. And finally, Ernest Shackleton--who had also been on Scott's first expedition--was selecting the men he wanted with him on Endurance, he did not forget his old shipmate, Crean.
Crean was clearly the sort wanted in a dangerous, uncertain venture: a loyal man of selfless courage, whose warmth and humor kept despair at bay in the life-and-death situations that arose in the extreme environment of the Antarctic. Alhtough facing unimaginable peril, he sang throughout the seventeen-day crossing of the Southern Ocean in a twenty-two-foot whaleboat with Shackleton. In what is arguably the greatest feat of individual heroism in the history of polar exploration, Crean trekked across thirty-five miles of snow and ice to reach rescue for his comrade, Teddy Evans, who incapacitated by scurvy.
Tom Crean's epic story spans the entire Heroic Age of Polar Exploration. He spent more time on the ice than either the more celebrated Scott or Shackleton and outlived them both.
Titolo: Tom Crean: Unsung Hero of the Scott and ...
Casa editrice: Mountaineers Books
Data di pubblicazione: 2002
Condizione libro: very good
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Descrizione libro -. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Tom Crean: Unsung Hero of the Scott and Shackleton Antarctic Expeditions This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. Codice libro della libreria 7719-9780898868708
Descrizione libro Mountaineers Books 2002-02, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: good. 089886870X. Codice libro della libreria 491260
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