and the Extraordinary Story of the 1907-09 British Expedition
Paperback 384pp Illustrated
9780747572534   Product Code: 20150
The exploits of Ernest Shackleton and the dramatic fate of his ship Endurance have become familiar: this book tells the story of another ship, Nimrod, which set out on the last leg of its journey to Antarctica on New Year's Day, 1908, carrying Shackleton's grandly entitled British Antarctic Expedition. Riffenden tells the full story of Shackleton's first bid to reach the South Pole: an epic and dangerous adventure that achieved remarkable scientific results and a knighthood for its leader.