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Ice: Stories of Survival from Polar Exploration

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ISBN13: 9781560252184
ISBN10: 1560252189
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Ice is a riveting collection of writing about polar exploration — stories of self-sacrifice, beauty, and heroism by eminent adventurers who have endured 50-below-zero temperatures, gale winds, and starvation to explore the farthest reaches of the globe. Robert Scott's journals recount his long march to and from the South Pole, which ends with the death of all his men and Scott himself. Ernest Shackleton offers an account of his heroic efforts to save his men when their ship was crushed by ice thousands of miles from civilization. Richard Byrd writes of his own near-breakdown under the stress of spending a winter alone at the South Pole.

Synopsis:

Explore the dangers and trials of several polar pioneers in a riveting reading, featuring stories of survival. Includes: Ernest Shackelton, Robert Scott and others. 16 photos.

About the Author

Clint Willis is editor of the Adrenaline Books series, which includes Epic, High, and Rough Water. He lives in Cape Elizabeth, ME.

Table of Contents

  1. From:Mawson's will /Lennard Bickel
  2. A bad time /Nancy Mitford
  3. From:The worst journey in the world /Apsley Cherry-Garrard
  4. From:Scott's last expedition: the journals /Robert Scott
  5. A simple quest /Michael McRae
  6. From:Alone /Richard E. Byrd--From:The voyage of the Jeanette /George W. DeLong--From:Arctic dreams /Barry Lopez
  7. The last pork chop /Edward Abbey--From:The snow people /Marie Herbert--From:Six came back /David L. Brainard
  8. From:South /Sir Ernest Shackleton
  9. From:I may be some time /Francis Spufford--From:Beyond Cape Horn /Charles Neider
  10. From:The birthday boys /Beryl Bainbridge.

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pdx lydia, December 30, 2009 (view all comments by pdx lydia)
This book is absolutely horrifying. I thought I'd read it alongside the Golden Compass trilogy (His Dark Materials trilogy) because it would give me an idea of what polar exploration is like but so far it is one of the most gruesome books I've read. I read a polar expedition survival book once published in 1920 but this one is modern and really gets into the nitty gritty. An excerpt, "He lowered his underpants-and a shower of skin fragments and hair fell into the snow...strips of skin had vanished from his legs,kneecaps, just rippled flesh, his private parts were red and raw...boils with festering heads..." I did not know how much extreme cold and starvation wore down the body. Worse than any horror novel. next time I complain about how cold it is I will think of this book...
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781560252184
Subtitle:
Stories of Survival from Polar Exploration
Editor:
Willis, Clint
Editor:
Willis, Clint
Editor:
Willis, Clint; *, EDITOR
Editor:
Editor
Author:
Willis, Clint
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Discovery and exploration
Subject:
Survival skills
Subject:
Antarctica
Subject:
Polar Regions
Subject:
Winter Sports
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Subject:
Discoveries in geography
Subject:
Polar regions Discovery and exploration.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Adrenaline
Publication Date:
19991011
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 BandW photos
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in 20.00 oz

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Related Subjects

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