Near Death in the Arctic

Near Death in the Arctic

True Stories of Disaster and Survival

Book - 2009
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Random House, Inc.
“The fine snow choked his eyes, ears, and throat, and he did not hear his own smothered death cry. Down in cold blackness, 150 feet down, his falling body smashed into a projecting ledge of ironclad ice. With the shattered remains of his sledge, with the doomed dogs, Belgrave Ninnis plunged deeper and deeper into the abyss.” —Lennard Bickel'sMawson's Will. In Near Death in the Arctic, editor Cecil Kuhne gathers astonishing tales of man versus nature, all set against the bleakly beautiful backdrop of the poles of the earth. On foot, by ship, or by dog-powered sledge, these adventurers brave the most savage and desolate environment on earth, their instinct for self-preservation and survival exceeded only by their desire for excitement and discovery. Also featuring: Captain Roald Amundsen'sThe South Pole—The heart-pounding story of Amundsen's race to be the first man to reach both Poles despite driving snow, exhausted dogs, and towering glaciers. Ernest Shackleton'sSouth—A riveting memoir of the doomed Endurance, which became trapped in dangerous pack ice that eventually tore the ship apart.Mike Stroud'sShadows on the Wasteland—The unbelievable account of a two-man, ninety-day trek across the Antarctic continent through temperatures as low as minus eighty-five degrees Celsius.

Baker & Taylor
Set against the harsh backdrop of the Arctic, a collection of real-life tales of adventure and survival in one of the most remote, desolate, and dangerous environments on Earth includes Roald Amundsen's expeditions to the North and South Poles and ErnestShackleton and the doomed odyssey of the Endurance.

Baker
& Taylor

Set against the harsh backdrop of the Arctic, a collection of real-life tales of adventure and survival in one of the most remote, desolate, and dangerous environments on Earth includes Roald Amundsen's expeditions to the North and South Poles, Ernest Shackleton and the doomed odyssey of the Endurance, and more. Original. 17,500 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2009
ISBN: 9780307279378
0307279375
Branch Call Number: 919.8 NEA
Characteristics: xxi, 456 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Kuhne, Cecil 1952-

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