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Early in Antarctica: A Year on Ice, it is explained that there are no children allowed (no surprise, really), but there are also no pets. NO PETS! It seems that every time I see a film about Antarctic…
Early in Encounters at the End of the World, director Werner Herzog muses in his voice-over narration about the hierarchy of power in the animal kingdom... which leads him to wonder why a chimpanzee w…
Ernest Shackleton's doomed Antarctic polar expedition is one of the great survival stories of modern times. After his ship The Endurance was destroyed by pack ice, leaving the ship's crew stranded on …
Let me just start by saying this: If I had watched Eight Below in the comfort and privacy of my own home, I would have been ugly-crying. None of this shifting in my chair, blinking furiously, trying t…
It shouldn't surprise me that books recounting the true heroic story of Ernest Shackleton's failed Antarctic expedition of 1914-1916 are becoming popular reading for corporate executives. After all, i…