In 1775 General Thomas Gage, Commander if the British Force in the Massachusetts Colony, issued orders to the troops quartered in Boston, Massachusetts to march to Concord and and destroy the colonial military stores that were there. The reason the British were in Massachusetts in the first place was because the people of Massachusetts were very rebellious and have had many violent resistances against the British already. The secret orders that Gage issued were hardly a secret and some colonials knew about this movement a week before the British moved out. Both the British troops and the colonial militia meet each other at Lexington Green on the 19th of April, 1775. Suddenly a bullet whizzed
In Endurance Shackleton's Incredible Voyage, Alfred Lansing recounts the tale of one of the greatest successes of the Twentieth Century. Ironically, Lansing's detailed account of the 1915 Trans-Antarctic Expedition illuminates the stark reality that Sir Ernest Shackleton's expedition did not fulfill its goal. In fact, the expedition never even set foot upon the continent that they had intended to cross. The outstanding success of that motley crew of adventurers was in their ability to endure the harsh Antarctic climate. Despite having their ship crushed by an ice cap, spending the dark Antarctic winter hopelessly alone, suffering through a stormy voyage in
The voyage of Shackleton and his crew was one of many obstacles and complications. Ice is one of the many kinds of danger the Endurance crew came face to face with throughout their adventurous journey. People who are uneducated about how ice can be dangerous won’t understand the level of danger these men were in on a daily basis. One cannot even begin to understand the threat they were in; the stories don’t even do justice to kinds of things these men encountered.
In Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage, by Alfred Lansing, the paragraph beginning with “And so November…” on page 87, in Part 2, Chapter 5 clearly portrays one of the themes present throughout the novel: Adaptability/Endurance. This theme, and therefore this paragraph, is important to the novel as the ability for the men to adapt to the harsh conditions they face as well as their ability to endure these conditions is the key factor in their survival.
Humans have been interacting with the Arctic tundra for centuries now. They have used the land to explore and race, for example, the infamous race between Admunsen and Scott to the South pole. However, the human civilisation on the Arctic tundra have had their implications, both severe and light. Humans have slaughtered whales and seals since very early days, for food as well as commercial and self-profiting purposes. The most recent and paramount problem is global warming and pollution, which is harming the Arctic Tundra far more than the sealing and whaling ever did.
“From 4:30 to 1 we were at work,” Bowman stressed in the novel about how work took up much of their time. Being able to sleep as long as they wanted in lounge in the sun was not an option. It got to the point to were the
The unpredictability of the arctic is a big problem and it is not good that what happens there first then it will happen to us sooner or later. According to my article the Inuit don’t know when to go hunt.This is bad because the animals can't predict the weather either so they don't know when to come to the arctic so the Inuit have to be aware of when there is any animals and they have to travel farther to hunt.Also according to (My Artical) it is very expensive to travel and that is not good because then they can’t go hunting that often.Sense they have to ship the oil all of the way down from California to the sctic that cost a lot of money so they have to pay extra. Almost twice as much as in Colorado.This is a big problem because you need to eat to survive and they don’t follow the food anymore and they need money to get gas and travel and it is hard to do that if you don’t make that much
My wife Selena Gomez and I are on our way to Germany for our honeymoon. We just got married on Saturday, and we took off at 9:05 on Monday. Its suppose to be about a six hour plane ride. Everything was going pretty good till we were about four hours into the ride. We suddenly felt a bunch of shakes and not such a smooth ride. The pilot came over the microphone and said that we ran out of gas. He told us that we needed to remain calm and told us everything would be alright. Everybody on the plane was scared, including myself. I could feel my stomach starting to hurt. I looked at my wife and saw her crying so I held her. Nobody was saying anything on the plane, we were just hoping the pilot could land it safely.
The day started with the rise of the sun, blazing onto our cold heads. The last couple of months has been gruesome, to say the least. About 4 months ago Shackleton and five other crew members had left for South Georgia in the James-Caird. The crew felt stranded on Elephant Island with the possibility that nobody was coming to save us. All of the crew was limited to the gear they had, making personal possessions invaluable. Last year, Shackleton had demonstrated the idea of limiting gear, by letting go of his gold cigarette case. Almost daily, the crew prayed and hoped that help was on its way, waiting for the moment they would finally see the rescue boat and rejoin their family, but alas every day simply chipping away at the small diminishing
In 1914, Ernest Shackleton set of on an exploration across the antarctic. In 1915, his ship, Endurance, became trapped in the ice, and it’s crew was stuck. Ten months later there ship sank, and Shackletons crew was forced to live on a iceberg. They reached Elephant Island in april of 1916 using three lifeboats.
Robert W. Park is a professor at the University of Waterloo. He came to the University of Toronto, Mississauga campus to conduct a public lecture called, “Explore on Ice: The Last Mysteries of Sir John Franklin’s Third Arctic Expedition.” Within his speech, Park discusses the history of Franklin’s lost expedition, the search parties, Inuit testimony, evidence of diseases, and the discovery of the shipwrecks.
The British exploration team took salvage on the ice and set up camp. Now the crew and Shackleton had a new mission, to get back alive, along the way they faced many challenges. The weather was harsh, the food supplies were dwindling and the isolation of the crew was beginning to take its toll. Shackleton kept the crew lively by assigning them duties as they had on the ship, everyone had a function to perform in equality; this eliminated jealousy amongst the crew members.