Explorers

The Aeronauts

It’s 1862 London, and the historically very-real scientist and self-proclaimed meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) desperately wants to rise higher than any other aeronautical explorer in a balloon to test his own atmospheric theories. The problem, he himself is not an aeronaut, nor does he have a balloon. The Royal Society room full of stuffy, …

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The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition

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, it is an astonishing tale of leadership; where an explorer managed to keep his entire crew of 28 men alive for two years, trapped in the Antarctic …

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