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Iced In - Ten Days Trapped on the Edge of Antarctica - cover

Iced In - Ten Days Trapped on the Edge of Antarctica

Chris Turney

Publisher: Citadel

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A memoir of survival by a scientist “traveling in the footsteps of . . . explorers Ernest Shackleton and Douglas Mawson . . . Enjoyable armchair adventure” (Booklist).   “The Antarctic Factor: If anything can go wrong, it will. It’s basically Murphy’s Law on steroids.” —Chris Turney   On Christmas Eve in 2013, off the coast of East Antarctica, an abrupt weather change trapped the Akademik Shokalskiy—the ship carrying earth scientist Chris Turney and seventy-one others involved in the Australasian Antarctic Expedition—in densely packed sea ice, fourteen hundred miles from civilization. The forecast offered no relief—a blizzard was headed their way.   As Turney chronicles his ordeal, he revisits the harrowing Antarctic expedition of explorer Ernest Shackleton on his ship, Endurance, and the legendary explorations of Douglas Mawson. But for Turney, the stakes were even higher: His wife and children were with him.   Turney was connected to the outside world through Twitter, YouTube, and Skype. Within hours, the team became the focus of a media storm, and an international rescue effort was launched to reach the stranded ship. But could help arrive in time to avert tragedy?   A taut twenty-first-century survival story, now with a new epilogue by the author, Iced In is also an homage to all scientific explorers who embody the human spirit of adventure, joy in discovery, and will to live.   “A classic adventure tale of a fight for survival . . . Brings a chill to the spine.” —Herald Sun

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