South: the story of Shackleton's last expedition
by Sir Ernest Shackleton
Publisher: eBooks@Adelaide 2004
Number of pages: 263
As war clouds darkened over Europe in 1914, a party led by Sir Ernest Shackleton set out to make the first crossing of the entire Antarctic continent via the Pole. But their initial optimism was short-lived as ice floes closed around their ship, gradually crushing it and marooning twenty-eight men on the polar ice. Alone in the world's most unforgiving environment, Shackleton and his team began a brutal quest for survival.
Home page url
Download or read it online for free here:
by Peter Lauridsen - S. C. Griggs & Co.
Vitus Bering (1681-1741) was a Danish-born Russian navigator. Published in English translation for the American market in 1889, this sympathetic biography by the historian and geographer Peter Lauridsen, had originally appeared in Danish in 1885.
by Jules Verne - Duckworth Publishers
Verne recounts the voyages of various European navigators to all parts of the globe. He gives detailed accounts of the explorers' climactic and navigational hazards, and their discoveries, conveying the sense of adventure enjoyed by the explorers.
by Edward Everett Hale - Classic Reader
This book contains a life of Columbus, written with the hope of interesting all classes of readers. I have followed on the lines of his own personal narrative wherever we have it. And where this is lost I have used the contemporary authorities.
by Hiram Bingham - Houghton Mifflin Company
Hiram Bingham (1875 - 1956) is generally recognized as the discover of Machu Picchu, although other Europeans have claim to have seen it earlier. This detailed narrative is his record of the exploration that led to Machu Picchu.