Going Places: A Reader's Guide to Travel Narrative

A Reader's Guide to Travel Narrative


Author: Robert Burgin

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 161069385X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 572

View: 9002

Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.

Shackleton and the Lost Antarctic Expedition


Author: B. A. Hoena,Dave Hoover,Charles Barnett, III

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736868778

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 5377

In graphic novel format, tells the story of Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton and his failed attempt to cross the coldest and windiest continent on Earth.


Shackleton's Incredible Voyage


Author: Alfred Lansing

Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 9780842308243

Category: Fiction

Page: 282

View: 3301

Account of British Imperial Transatlantic Expedition, 1914-1917, led by E.H. Shackleton, based on original diaries

Too Bold for the Box Office

The Mockumentary from Big Screen to Small


Author: Cynthia J. Miller

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810885190

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 302

View: 1691

In Too Bold for the Box Office, Cynthia J. Miller has assembled essays by scholars and filmmakers who examine the unique cinematic form of mockumentary. Individually, each of these essays looks at a given instance of mockumentary parody and subversion, examining the ways in which each calls into question our assumptions, pleasures, beliefs, and even our senses. Writing about national film, television, and new media traditions as diverse as their backgrounds, this volume’s contributors explore and theorize the workings of mockumentaries, as well as the strategies and motivations of the writers and filmmakers who brought them into being.

South Pole

900 Miles on Foot


Author: Gareth Wood,Eric Jamieson

Publisher: TouchWood Editions

ISBN: 9780920663486

Category: Travel

Page: 226

View: 9983

Canadian Gareth Wood along with two Englishmen successfully walked across Antarctica to the South Pole. Each man hauled a sledge loaded with 350 pounds of survival gear 900 miles through the unimaginable cold of the empty, hostile continent. Unlike Robert F Scott's 1911-12 Antarctica expedition, this trek to the bottom of the world ended with success and survival. Roger Mear, Robert Swan, and Gareth Wood overcame 9,000 feet of altitude and 900 miles of frozen barriers en route to the South Pole without dogs, radios, mechanical support, or caches of food. In tribute to their American predecessor, they used Scott's log. Their epic struggle tested these self-assured individuals and taught them the value of co-operation and teamwork in the face of disaster. For Gareth Wood, the day they finally reached the Pole was more the beginning of a new journey than the end of his quest. The ship that was to have collected the team was crushed in the ice. Not only did Wood survive another year in the Antarctic, but he also lived to describe the horrific attack by a savage leopard seal.

South with Endurance

Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition 1914-1917 : the Photographs of Frank Hurley


Author: Frank Hurley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 074322292X

Category: Photography

Page: 320

View: 9462

The definitive collection of photographs from the Shackleton expedition includes never-before-published images from the remarkable 1914 expedition to Antarctica.


Shackleton's Incredible Voyage


Author: Alfred Lansing

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 9780881841787

Category: History

Page: 282

View: 941

Story of how twenty-eight men battled against almost insuperable odds to return to civilization after their ship sank near the South Pole

Let Heroes Speak

Antarctic Explorers, 1772-1922


Author: Michael H. Rosove

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780425183304

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 7862

Drawing on the explorers' and adventurers' own words, a detailed history of Antarctic discover chronicles the exploits and adventures of the courageous individuals who have journeyed to the harsh landscape of Antarctica, including James Cook, Charles Wilkes, Henryk Johan Bull, Robert F. Scott, and ERnest Shackleton. Reprint.

Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Antarctic Expedition


Author: Anita Ganeri

Publisher: Wayland

ISBN: 9780750297097

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 5336

In October 1914, the explorer, Ernest Shakleton and a team of men, set out on the ship, Endurance, to cross Antarctica via the South Pole. A few months into their voyage, the ship became trapped in ice, eventually sinking. With little hope of rescue, Shakleton's crew lived on the ice, enduring freezing temperatures and with only the food they could catch from the sea. When the ice floes began to crack beneath them, the men undertook a treacherous journey in three small lifeboats across the icy, stormy sea, eventually landing on Elephant Island - a place where no-one lived or was ever likely to visit... Retold in vivid detail and illustrated with contemporary photographs and artefacts, this story recounts one of the most astonishing feats of exploration and human endeavor ever recorded.