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    DescriptionOn 17 January 1913, alone and near starvation, Douglas Mawson, leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, was hauling a sledge to get back to base camp. The dogs were gone. Then Mawson 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 detached from the flesh beneath. On 8 February, he staggered back to base, his features unrecognisably skeletal. Illustrated by a trove of Frank Hurley's Antarctic photographs, this thrilling, almost unbelievable account establishes Mawson in his rightful place as one of the greatest polar explorers and expedition leaders.


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    Title
    Alone on the Ice
    Subtitle
    The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Roberts
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 635 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780393240160
    ISBN 10: 0393240169
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 13690
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BG, WSZC, RGR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MTS
    DC22: 919.8904
    B&T Approval Code: A19200000
    BISAC V2.8: BIO023000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS046000
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ARCTIC
    BISAC V2.8: TRV020000
    B&T Approval Code: A15800000
    BIC subject category V2: 1MTS
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC23: 919.8904
    LC classification: G850 1911 .R63 2013
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/HISTAS
    BISAC region code: 7.0.0.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: WTH, DNB, RGR, NHQ
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    24 pages of illustrations
    Publisher
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    26 February 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    David Roberts is the winner of the Prix Mediterrane and the grand prize at the Banff Mountain Book Festival. He is the author of The Mountain of My Fear and Deborah.
    Review quote
    "Illustrated with a trove of Frank Hurley's celebrated photographs, this is truly heroic stuff." The Bookseller "It [Alone on the Ice will thrill fans of Scott and Shackleton." Patrick Neale, Bookseller's Choice, The Bookseller "It [Alone on the Ice will thrill fans of Scott and Shackleton." Patrick Neale, Bookseller's Choice, The Bookseller "...Mawson's exploits and travails, chronicled in horrifying detail in Roberts's book, are the stuff of Hollywood blockbusters." The Observer "...thrilling book...Roberts...knows how to shape a narrative..." The Sunday Times "In Alone on the Ice, Roberts, a veteran mountain climber and chronicler of adventures, admirably succeeds in restoring the lustre that the AAE and its leader deserve." The Guardian Weekly "It [Alone on the Ice] will thrill fans of Scott and Shackleton." Patrick Neale, Bookseller's Choice, The Bookseller "A marvelous, chilling account of Douglas Mawson's death-defying 1913 expedition of Antarctica, illustrated by Frank Hurley's never-before-published photographs of the journey." barnesandnoblereview.com "...exhaustively researched and well documented..." Amateur Photography "Making use of rarely seen private diaries, impeccable research, and Frank Hurley's famous Antarctic photographs, author David Roberts shares this little-known but epic survival story in an absorbing narrative..." Outdoor Photography "...direct, deft prose..." Times Literary Supplement "Edmund Hillary reckoned it [Mawson's story] "the greatest survival story in the history of exploration" and author David Roberts retells it with page-turning clarity." Martin Hemming, Travel Picks 2013, The Sunday Times