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Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure
The official Web site for the IMAX® film

Shackleton's Antarctic Odyssey
This Web site chronicles NOVA's expedition to the Antarctic, which followed in the trail of Sir Ernest Shackleton's famous voyage.

The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition
Learn more about Shackleton's ill-fated expedition at this companion Web site to the American Museum of Natural History's exhibition


  • Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing. 1959
    Engaging account of this extraordinary journey.
  • The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition by Caroline Alexander. 1998
    Recently published, this book has a very lively and well-researched text as well as the most comprehensive collection of Hurley's extraordinary photographs ever published.
  • Shackleton's Way: Leadership Lessons From The Great Antarctic Explorer by Margo Morrell and Stephanie Capparell. 2001
    A good analysis from a modern viewpoint addressing what made Ernest Shackleton such an outstanding leader.
  • Shackleton by Roland Huntford. 1985
    This biography presents a balanced and lively portrait of a man who was, depending on which of his contemporaries you asked, a national hero or a contemptible rogue.
  • Shackleton's Boat Journey by Frank Worsley. 1977
    Worsley was a vital crew member on the James Caird, which sailed from Elephant Island to South Georgia Island.
  • Shackleton: The Antarctic Challenge by Kim Heacox. 1999
    An interesting book about Shackleton's life as an explorer, with a foreword by his granddaughter Alexandra Shackleton.
  • South: The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition, 1914-1917 by Ernest Shackleton. 1920
    Shackleton's autobiographical account of the Endurance expedition.
  • Heart of the Antarctic: Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909 by Ernest Shackleton. 1909
    Account of Shackleton's attempt to reach the South Pole in 1907–1909, when he came within 97 miles of the Pole. This was a remarkable pioneering achievement often overshadowed by the later saga of the Endurance expedition.

These titles are available in the Museum Shop at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 303-370-6366, or at your favorite bookstore.

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