Alone on the Ice

Alone on the Ice

The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration

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.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780393083712
0393083713
9780393240160
0393240169
Branch Call Number: 998 ROB
Characteristics: 368 p., [24] p. of plates : ill, maps ; 25 cm.

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renereimann
Aug 14, 2017

This a SUPER book! At least FIVE stars! Well researched and very well written. I highly recommend it to all who are interested in polar explorers.

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Madreley
Jul 15, 2015

Well written. The author does a very good job of describing the hardships endured by the men, and you could almost imagine yourself in their place. The book gets a little long at times going into the men's histories, but the book is well worth reading.

ChristchurchLib Apr 08, 2013

"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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