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Jerri Nielsen was a forty-six-year-old doctor working in Ohio when she made the decision to take a year's sabbatical at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station on Antarctica, the most remote and perilous place on Earth. The "Polies," as the inhabitants are known, live in almost total darkness for six months of the year, in winter temperatures as low as 100 degrees below zero — with no way in or out before the spring.

During the long winter of 1999, Dr. Nielsen, solely responsible for the mental and physical fitness of a team of researchers, construction workers, and support staff, discovered a lump in her breast. Consulting via E-mail with doctors in the United States, she performed a biopsy on herself, and in July began chemotherapy treatments to ensure her survival until conditions permitted her rescue in October. A daring rescue by the Air National Guard ensued, who landed, dropped off a replacement physician, and minutes later took off with Dr. Nielsen.

This is Dr. Nielsen's own account of her experience at the Pole, the sea change as she becomes "of the Ice," and her realization that she would rather be on Antarctica than anywhere else on earth. It is also a thrilling adventure of researchers and scientists embattled by a hostile environment; a penetrating exploration of the dynamics of an isolated, intensely connected community faced with adversity; and, at its core, a powerfully moving drama of love and loss, of one woman's voyage of self-discovery through an extraordinary struggle for survival.

Review:

"Ice Bound takes its place among the great Antarctic adventure stories." New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Captivating and incisive, Nielsen does not present a memoir about illness; instead, this excellent book is about life, work and the depth of human resiliency and love." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"A fast-paced, engaging book. Nielsen gives a gripping account of life at the South Pole." Elle

Review:

"Nielsen is a hero. Ice Bound takes its place among the great Antarctic adventure stories." New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Intelligent and insightful...Nielsen is adept at capturing the insular world of the 'polies' and the mental and physical trials of residing there....A remarkable book...a fascinating sociological study" Chicago Sun-Times

Product Details

ISBN:
9780786886999
With:
Vollers, Maryanne
Author:
Vollers, Maryanne
Author:
Nielsen, Jerri
Publisher:
Miramax Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Adventurers & Explorers
Subject:
Breast
Subject:
Cancer
Subject:
Medical - Physicians
Subject:
Women physicians
Subject:
Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station.
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Diseases - Breast Cancer
Subject:
Health
Subject:
Breast cancer patients
Subject:
Women physicians -- United States.
Subject:
Biography/Medical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
TradePB
Series Volume:
77
Publication Date:
20020131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1875 in 12 oz
Age Level:
Adult

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Product details 400 pages Miramax Books - English 9780786886999 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Ice Bound takes its place among the great Antarctic adventure stories."
"Review" by , "Captivating and incisive, Nielsen does not present a memoir about illness; instead, this excellent book is about life, work and the depth of human resiliency and love."
"Review" by , "A fast-paced, engaging book. Nielsen gives a gripping account of life at the South Pole."
"Review" by , "Nielsen is a hero. Ice Bound takes its place among the great Antarctic adventure stories."
"Review" by , "Intelligent and insightful...Nielsen is adept at capturing the insular world of the 'polies' and the mental and physical trials of residing there....A remarkable book...a fascinating sociological study"
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