The Books Shackleton Took to Antarctica

shackletonAs was recently reported, the Royal Geographic Society in London digitized a photograph that was taken in 1915 of Sir Ernest Shackelton’s Antarctic library by Frank Hurley. They were then able to discern the book titles, which I have linked to WorldCat and any open copy I could find. Just imagine, you can read a book that Shackleton may have read before the Endurance was crushed in the pack ice and sank.

As you review the list of books he selected to take to one of the remotest parts of our planet, keep in mind that this happened long before the author of Harry Potter was born.

Books on Shackleton’s bookshelf:

About Roy Tennant

Roy Tennant works on projects related to improving the technological infrastructure of libraries, museums, and archives.

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