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Thanks for the link. I love reading books about early adventurers who first explored our planet.

My favourite so far has been Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage about Shakleton's semi-doomed voyage to Antarctica where they survived an entire winter after their boat got stranded in ice. Mostly by eating seals... and their sled dogs at one point.


Or you can read South, and read Shackleton's own words https://www.amazon.com/South-ENDURANCE-Expedition-Ernest-Sha...

Fantastic book and would be in the top reads I've ever had. Super cheap from Penguin too.

Here's a good one. No cannibalism, but it's got outlandish conveyances, skeletons, recovered manuscripts...


I can recommend this one: The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon (2009) by David Grann.

"It tells the story of the British explorer Percy Fawcett who, in 1925, disappeared with his son in the Amazon while looking for an ancient lost city. For decades, explorers and scientists have tried to find evidence of his party and the Lost City of Z. Perhaps as many as 100 people perished or disappeared searching for Fawcett over the years. Grann made his own journey into the Amazon, revealing new evidence about how Fawcett died and showing that Z may have really existed right under his feet." [0]

0: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lost_City_of_Z_(book)

Folks - off topic but if we're talking about incredible (really unbelievable in today's context) adventure books I'll nominate Aspley Cherry-Garrard's The Worst Journey in the World [0]. A. C-G was the youngest member of Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated second journey to the Antarctic. And no, the worst journey was not the southern journey in which all five members died on return.

[0] [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Worst_Journey_in_the_World]

I suggest In the Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Sides. More bad luck for Arctic explorers. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_the_Kingdom_of_Ice

Also, The Man Who Ate His Boots which covers some of Franklin's earlier overland exploration. https://www.amazon.com/Man-Who-Ate-His-Boots/dp/0307276562

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