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