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9%OFFDavid Roberts - Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration - 9780393347784 - V9780393347784
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Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration

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Description for Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration Paperback. "An important missing story from the heroic age of Antarctic exploration."-Laurence Gonzales, author of Deep Survival Num Pages: 368 pages, 24 pages of illustrations. BIC Classification: 1MTS; WTLP. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 150 x 211 x 23. Weight in Grams: 332.

On January 17, 1913, alone and near starvation, Douglas Mawson, leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, was hauling a sledge to get back to base camp. The dogs were gone. Now Mawson himself plunged through a snow bridge, dangling over an abyss by the sledge harness. A line of poetry gave him the will to haul himself back to the surface.

Mawson was sometimes reduced to crawling, and one night he discovered that the soles of his feet had completely detached from the flesh beneath. On February 8, when he staggered back to base, his features unrecognizably skeletal, the first ... Read more

This thrilling and almost unbelievable account establishes Mawson in his rightful place as one of the greatest polar explorers and expedition leaders. It is illustrated by a trove of Frank Hurley’s famous Antarctic photographs, many never before published in the United States.

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Product Details

Publisher
WW Norton & Co United States
Number of pages
368
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2014
Condition
New
Number of Pages
400
Place of Publication
New York, United States
ISBN
9780393347784
SKU
V9780393347784
Shipping Time
Usually ships in 7 to 11 working days
Ref
99-50

About David Roberts
David Roberts (1943–2021) was the author of thirty books on mountaineering, exploration, and anthropology. His books have won the Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature and the Grand Prize at the Banff Mountain Book Competition.

Reviews for Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration
"Wonderfully told, impressively researched…For fans of outdoor adventure, Alone on the Ice brings you as close to trekking in a blizzard on icy, dangerous terrain as you’ll likely want to get."
Chuck Leddy - Minneapolis Star Tribune "Impressively seamless and straightforward."
Christina Thompson - Boston Globe "A chilling story…You feel the freezing temperatures, the fear, the desperation, along ... Read more

Goodreads reviews for Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration


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