The Heart of the Antarctic

Epic Expedition Across Antarctica

Follow the great British explorer Ernest Shackleton and his expedition team on this epic journey as they attempt to become the first humans to reach the South Pole. This book is filled with adventure, drama, and incredible science. Antarctica is the most unique location on Earth and is highly important to the planet’s climate. This expedition spans two years and covers the overwinter experience in the coldest, darkest, and windiest place there is.

  • Over 200 illustrations, diagrams, and photographs
  • Annotated with a bonus biography of Ernest Shackleton
  • Large Print Edition Available
  • Both original volumes contained in a single book

Set before his most famous expedition where he and his team were marooned on the ice, this journey sets the stage for the greatest southern explorations in history. Read and experience what it’s like to try and carry out exploration for the glory of the British crown. Feel the joy and anguish of their successes and failures in Antarctica, the most forbidding place known.

“By repeating this to-day for three miles we marched nine miles over a surface where many times a slip meant death.”

The crew of the Nimrod, led by Ernest Shackleton, is set in the great era of exploration. Armchair adventurers, biologists, geologists, cartographers, climatologists, marine scientists, glaciologists, and just about every other scientist will gain a better insight into their own explorations through this book. This book is digitally remastered and completely reformatted from the original edition for easy reading and reference.

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South Book Information

Imprint: Sastrugi Press Classics
Author: Ernest Shackleton
ISBN: 978-1-64922-019-6 (hardback), 978-1-64922-018-9 (paperback), 978-1-64922-036-3 (large print hardback), 978-1-64922-020-2 (large print paperback)
Market price: $26.95 (hardback), $18.95 (paperback), $26.95 (large print paperback), $33.95 (large print hardback)
Formats: Hardback, Paperback, Large Print, eBook
Page count: 546, 1030 (large print)
Title code: Book222
Available in these countries: United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Spain, France, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, United Kingdom


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About the Author

Sir Ernest Shackleton is one of the last, most lauded polar explorers from the Great Age of Exploration. His exploits, successes, and failures have been the stuff of inspiration for over a century. Bored with his studies as a young boy, he joined the merchant navy and soon became hooked on a life of exploration.