On Thin Ice

On Thin Ice

Breakdowns, Whiteouts, and Survival on the World's Deadliest Roads

Book - 2010
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You've watched him battle the odds on History Channel's Ice Road Truckers. Now read Hugh "The Polar Bear" Rowland's own storm-by-storm account of surviving and conquering the infamous ice roads of the Arctic. Every year, a fleet of truckers travels through the Canadian Arctic, battling subzero temperatures and perilous conditions. The region is heavily endowed with natural resources. Locating this abundance of natural gas, conflict-free diamonds, and gold is relatively easy; extracting and transporting these goods is another matter entirely. These elite truckers spend two months traveling thousands of miles on naturally formed roads of ice that is only sixteen inches thick. It is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. From the first snowstorm to the final thaw, this book traces the history of ice road trucking, chronicles Rowland's preparation for the trek, and follows him through his perilous journey.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781401323684
Branch Call Number: 388.324 ROW
Characteristics: xiii, 235 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Lent, Michael 1967-


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Incinerated_Newt Mar 10, 2011

A funny, interesting and insightful look into Ice Road Truckers' most notorious driver. Hugh Rowland is a great storyteller and his love of the job and the land comes through so passionately in these stories that you can't help but be touched by them. The Polar Bear also comes clean about the good and the bad on the show and what it's done for the industry.


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