Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration (Library Edition)
Super Savings Item! Save 31% on the Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration (Library Edition) by Brand: Blackstone Audio, Inc. at Spring Brook Audio. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. [Library Edition Audiobook CD in vinyl case.] [Read by Matthew Brenher]His two companions were dead, his food and supplies had vanished in a
[Library Edition Audiobook CD in vinyl case.]
[Read by Matthew Brenher]
His two companions were dead, his food and supplies had vanished in a crevasse, and Douglas Mawson was still one hundred miles from camp.
On January 17, 1913, alone and near starvation, Mawson, leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, was hauling a sledge to get back to base camp. The dogs were gone. Now Mawson himself plunged through a snow bridge, dangling over an abyss by the sledge harness. A line of poetry gave him the will to haul himself back to the surface.
Mawson was sometimes reduced to crawling, and one night he discovered that the soles of his feet had completely detached from the flesh beneath. On February 8, when he staggered back to base, his features unrecognizably skeletal, the first teammate to reach him blurted out, ''Which one are you?''
This thrilling and almost unbelievable account establishes Mawson in his rightful place as one of the greatest polar explorers and expedition leaders. Included is a trove of Frank Hurley's famous Antarctic photographs, many never before published in the United States.
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|Item Weight:||0.75 pounds|
|Item Size:||1.25 x 6.75 x 6.75 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.85 pounds|
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