Nimrod Illustrated. Pictures from Lieutenant Shackleton's British Antarctic Expedition

By: Wilson, M. David

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Book Condition: 168pp, hardback, New in dustwrapper, signed by Nicholas Reardon, the book designer and publisher.


Published to celebrate the centenary of one of the most exciting expeditions of the Heroic Age of Antarctic. The book is a remarkable collage of expedition photographs, paintings and ephemera in a deliberate reminiscence of the expedition scrapbooks kept by so many of the expedition participants at the time. Many of the images are rarely seen, if ever before published, whilst others are better known. Together with quotations from the diaries of expedition participants, they tell the story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909 which saw the first use of ponies and motor cars in the Antarctic; achieved the first ascent of Mount Erebus; achieved the first attainment of the South Magnetic Pole; and, took Shackleton within 100 miles of the South Geographic Pole to attain a dramatic new 'Farthest South' record. This was the expedition that made Shackleton's name as an explorer and for which he was awarded his knighthood.

Title: Nimrod Illustrated. Pictures from Lieutenant Shackleton's British Antarctic Expedition

Author Name: Wilson, M. David

Categories: Polar,

Edition: 2009 First Edition

Publisher: Reardon Publishing: 2009

ISBN Number: 1873877900

ISBN Number 13: 9781873877906

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: 168pp, hardback, New in dustwrapper, signed by Nicholas Reardon, the book designer and publisher.

Seller ID: 71285

Keywords: POLAR SOUTH - exploration mountaineering alpinism bergsteigen antarctic antarctica south pole discovery travel shackleton amundsen scott antarktis antarctique polaire