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kirk211 · 2016-12-05 · Original thread
Here is my list:

- Endurance: The story about an expedition to Antartica... gone wrong (http://amzn.to/2g26L5i)

- Crucial conversations: Learn how to argue with people without starting fights. Allowed me to look at the situation more objectively (http://amzn.to/2h8w4yN)

- Making of the atomic bomb (http://amzn.to/2gJF6VU)

- Relentless: the personal coach of Michael Jordan talks about how you can become a cleaner. Great if you want to understand how great athletes think (http://amzn.to/2gJCerW)

- Make: rockets. Some cool stuff to do with the kids (http://amzn.to/2gZyQaQ)

- How to make a spaceship: The history of the Ansari XPRIZE. Interesting read about how hard it was to build this spaceship. (http://amzn.to/2h8xMzY)

dmix · 2016-09-13 · Original thread
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.

https://www.amazon.com/Endurance-Shackletons-Incredible-Alfr...

kirk21 · 2015-12-23 · Original thread
Best books I have read this year:

- Shareholder letters of Warren Buffett: http://amzn.to/1OgZVh9

- Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage: http://amzn.to/1Oh09oz

kirk21 · 2015-12-20 · Original thread
Best books I have read this year:

- Shareholder letters of Warren Buffett: http://amzn.to/1OgZVh9

- Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage: http://amzn.to/1Oh09oz

dmix · 2014-09-09 · Original thread
Reminds me of the story of Ernest Shackleton and his crew getting stuck in Antarctic ice, then remarkably surviving. It was one of the greatest adventure books I've ever read:

http://www.amazon.com/Endurance-Shackletons-Incredible-Alfre...

It made me want to take one of those $5k guided trips to the artic on an old Russian ice breaker, sometime in the future.

yanivs · 2013-12-31 · Original thread
there's a great book about this expedition - a must read!

http://www.amazon.com/Endurance-Shackletons-Incredible-Alfre...

The pictures - http://www.amazon.com/Endurance-Shackletons-Legendary-Antarc...

The story - http://www.amazon.com/Endurance-Shackletons-Incredible-Alfre...

Including the rather sad postscript that most of the men that survived this adventure died in the trenches in WWI

hop · 2010-11-29 · Original thread
Its a historical quote from Ernest Shackleton when he was recruiting the crew for infamous 1914 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition with ads in London newspapers that read:

MEN WANTED: For hazardous journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success. Sir Ernest Shackleton.

I very highly recommend the book - http://www.amazon.com/Endurance-Shackletons-Incredible-Alfre...

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