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Alone on the Ice

The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration
Roberts, David (Book - 2013)
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Describes the epic journey undertaken by Douglas Mawson, who suffered starvation, the loss of his team, and a crippling foot injury as he resorted to crawling back to base camp during the Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1913.
Authors: Roberts, David, 1943-
Title: Alone on the ice
the greatest survival story in the history of exploration
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 368 p., [24] p. of plates :,ill, maps ;,25 cm.
Summary: Describes the epic journey undertaken by Douglas Mawson, who suffered starvation, the loss of his team, and a crippling foot injury as he resorted to crawling back to base camp during the Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1913.
Local Note: 15 29 35 53 112 118 133 138 148 150 152 153 182 203 210 211 222 226 243
WE : 2013-01-04
ISBN: 0393240169
Statement of Responsibility: David Roberts
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Headings: Antarctica Discovery and exploration. Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911-1914) Mawson, Douglas, Sir, 1882-1958 Travel.
LCCN: 2012037677
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"Imagine being 100 miles from your base camp in Antarctica with no food and neither human nor canine companions (because they've already died). Oh, and you must avoid hidden crevasses waiting to swallow you up. Find out how Australian geologist Douglas Mawson managed this Herculean task in Alone on the Ice, a well-researched, evocative look at the Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-1913. Mawson's amazing, though little-known, adventure (during which he suffered from foot problems, ultimately crawling part of the way back) is a thrilling tale. Readers familiar with Mawson's fellow Antarctic explorers, Roald Amundsen, Robert Falcon Scott, and Ernest Shackleton, and those who enjoy survival stories should definitely pick up this compelling book." April 2013 Armchair Travel newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=620534 April 2013 ; Biography and Memoir newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=623168

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