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Many of these books are available in the "Merchandise" section of the site.

For Adults:

Antarctic Eyewitness: Charles F. Faseron's South With Mawson and Frank Hurley's Shackleton's Argonauts. Charles F. Faseron and Frank Hurley. 292p. 2000. Paperback. $17.95 (ISBN: 0207196176) HarperCollins Australia. This volume features two Antarctic accounts, one of which is photographer Frank Hurley's personal account of the Endurance expedition.

Antarctic Oasis: Under the Spell of South Georgia. Tim and Pauline Carr. 256 p. 1998. Hardcover. $40.00 (ISBN: 0393046052) WW Norton. A spectacular book by renowned sailors Tim and Pauline Carr, featuring many photos of South Georgia Island and an account of their experiences on this island which features prominently in the Shackleton story.

Endurance: An Epic of Polar Adventure. Frank Arthur Worsley. 310p. 2000. Paperback. $13.00 (ISBN: 0393319946) WW Norton. The story of the Endurance expedition as told by the ship's captain.

Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage. Alfred Lansing. 282p. 1999. Paperback. $12.95 (ISBN: 078670621X) Carroll & Graf. Extensively researched narrative based on diaries of and interviews with Endurance crew members.

The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition. Caroline Alexander. 211p. 1998. Hardcover. $29.95 (ISBN: 0375404031) Alfred A. Knopf. Best-selling account of the Endurance expedition. Features outstanding Hurley photographs.

The Heart of the Antarctic. Ernest Shackleton. 452p. 1999. Paperback. $16.95 (ISBN: 0786706848) Carroll & Graf. Shackleton's account of earlier Nimrod expedition to Antarctica.

Leading at the Edge: Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition. Dennis N.T. Perkins. Hardcover. $24.95 (ISBN 0814405436) AMACOM (American Management Assn). This book presents the leadership lessons of Shackleton and how they apply in the business world.

Mrs. Chippy's Last Expedition: The Remarkable Journal of Shackleton's Polar-Bound Cat. Caroline Alexander. 148p. 1999. Paperback. $11.00 (ISBN 0060932619) HarperCollins. Fictional account of Shackleton's Endurance expedition told through the diary of the ship's cat by author of The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition.

Shackleton. Roland Huntford. 774p. 1998. Paperback. $18.95 (ISBN: 0786705442) Carroll & Graf. Considered by many to be the definitive biography of Shackleton.

Shackleton: The Antarctic and Endurance. Robert Burton, Robert Headland, Jan Piggott, Michael Smith and Stephen Venables. 158 p. 2000. Paperback. (ISBN 0953949311) Dulwich College. Book published on the occasion of the exhibit of the same name at Dulwich College. Contains many rare photographs and documents many of the artifacts from the exhibition. Also includes essays by various Shackleton experts.

Shackleton: The Antarctic Challenge. Kim Heacox and Alexandra Shackleton. 215p. 1999. Hardcover. $35.00 (ISBN 0792275365) National Geographic Society. Adventure literature account of Shackleton's Endurance expedition.

Shackleton's Boat Journey. Frank Arthur Worsley. 220p. 1998. Paperback. $13.00 (ISBN: 0393318648) W.W. Norton & Co. Personal account from the captain of the Endurance.

Shackleton's Forgotten Men: The Untold Tale of an Antarctic Tragedy. Lennard Bickel. 272p. 2000. Hardcover. $21.00 (ISBN 1560252561) Thunder's Mouth Press. Account of a second expedition, led by explorer Aeneas Mackintosh, whose mission was to lay supply depots for the Endurance crew. Of this supply party, three men died.

Shackleton's Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer. Margot Morrell and Stephanie Capparell. 224p., 2001. Hardcover. $24.95 (ISBN 0670891967) Viking Press. A Fidelity financial representative and a Wall Street Journal columnist collaborated on this book which looks at the leadership lessons to be learned from Shackleton. Features an introduction from Alexandra Shackleton, Sir Ernest Shackleton's granddaughter.

South: The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition, 1914-17. Sir Ernest Shackleton. 208p. 1999. Paperback. $19.95 (ISBN 0792275365) Trafalgar Square Press. Shackleton's own account of the Endurance expedition—considered one of the masterpieces of exploration literature.

For Children and Young Adults:

Endurance: Shackleton's Escape from the Ice (Hello Reader, Level 4). Connie Roop, Peter Roop and Bob Doucet. (ISBN 0439206405).

Ice Story: Shackleton's Lost Expedition. Elizabeth Cody Kimmel. 128p. 1999. Hardcover. $18.00 (ISBN 0395915244) Clarion Books. Narrative account of Endurance expedition with photos.

Sea of Ice: The Wreck of the Endurance (Step Into Reading. Step 4 Book). Monica Kulling. 48p. 1999. Paperback. $3.99 (ISBN 0375802134) Random House (Merchandising). Illustrated children's book offering a good introduction to the Endurance story.

Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: Shackleton's Amazing Voyage. Jennifer Armstrong. 128p. 1998. Hardcover. $18.00 (ISBN 0517800136) Crown Publications. Award-winning children's author gives a compelling account of the Endurance expedition. Winner of the Orbis Pictus Award.

Spirit of Endurance: The True Story of the Shackleton Expedition to the Antarctic. Jennifer Armstrong. 32p. 2000. Hardcover. $16.95 (ISBN 0517800918) Crown Publications. Armstrong tells the Endurance story for very young children (ages 4-8) with an oversized format and color illustrations.

Trapped By the Ice: Shackleton's Amazing Antarctic Adventure. Michael McCurdy. 40p. 1997. Hardcover. $16.95 (ISBN 0802784380) Walker & Co. Illustrated account of the Endurance expedition by acclaimed illustrator McCurdy.

Trial By Ice: A Photobiography of Sir Ernest Shackleton. K.M. Kostyal and Alexandra Shackleton. 64p. 1999. Hardcover. $17.95 (ISBN 0792273931) National Geographic Society. Children's biography of Shackleton, with timeline, bibliography and more.

Websites Relating to Shackleton
The NOVA/PBS Online Adventure site features extensive information about Shackleton, the filming of Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure and the Antarctic.
A Shackleton-focused site that lists other sites related to Shackleton and Antarctica.
A commercial site that offers a broad range of resources associated with Shackleton and Antarctica.
Website of the James Caird Society, which exists to "preserve the memory, honour the remarked feats of discovery in the Antarctic and commend the outstanding qualities of leadership associated with the name of Sir Ernest Shackleton (1874-1922)."
Family historian Jonathan Shackleton's website offers extensive listings and sources for Shackleton-related books, films and exhibitions, as well as accounts of Shackleton's various expeditions.
A site dedicated to promoting the photographs, diaries and information about Endurance photographer Frank Hurley.
Kodak site promoting the photography of Frank Hurley.
The official website of the Bancroft Arneson Expedition. Ann Bancroft (USA) and Liv Arneson (Norway) are on a quest to become the first women to transverse Antarctica (the original goal of the Endurance expedition). Features dispatches from their expedition.

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