News: NIMROD VOL 5 NOW AVAILABLE
This issue of Nimrod features, for the first time, a piece penned by Shackleton himself, a fascinating insight into the character of the great man. The little known Japanese Antarctic Expedition of 1911 is rightly rescued from obscurity by Chet Ross while Mike Tarver recalls the ships fundamental to polar exploration. Ships are also the centrepiece of Joe O'Farrell's article on the Franklin expedition while David Thomas lauds the role of the ship RV Polarstern in modern scientific work on the polar pack ice.
The research process is humourously dealt with by John F Mann as he reflects on his work on the men of Shackleton's Endurance expedition and Kevin Kenny mines the little known archive of Shackleton material in the Athy Heritage Centre-Museum collection. With the kind permission of the Falkland Islands Journal we reprint two fine articles by the distinguished polar historian A.G.E Jones and Jim McAdam teases out Shackletonnia from the pages of the Falkland Islands Journal.
Copies of Nimrod can be purchased directly from the Athy Heritage Centre-Museum. For it's contact details go to www.athyheritagecentre-museum.ie
Back issues are also available for Vols 1-4.