Mountains of Madness: A Journey Through Antarctica John Long

ISBN: 9781283924603

Published: May 9th 2014

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264 pages


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Mountains of Madness: A Journey Through Antarctica  by  John Long

Mountains of Madness: A Journey Through Antarctica by John Long
May 9th 2014 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 264 pages | ISBN: 9781283924603 | 3.42 Mb

This is adventuring and scientific exploration on the cutting edge. Tim BowdenA splendid account of a heroic contemporary expedition to Antarctica. Tim Flannery, author of The Future Eaters and Throwim Way Leg.Suddenly my footMoreThis is adventuring and scientific exploration on the cutting edge. Tim BowdenA splendid account of a heroic contemporary expedition to Antarctica. Tim Flannery, author of The Future Eaters and Throwim Way Leg.Suddenly my foot stepped right through the ground and the other foot gave way also. I felt the horrible feeling of falling, with nothing below me, and instinctively thrashed around to suddenly break the fall ...

my feet wiggled in the air atop of a bottomless chasm ...This describes the authors feelings on almost falling into a crevasse on a scientific expedition to Antarctica. Later on that same day he again narrowly escaped death when an avalanche almost buried him.This book is an adventure story. It takes the reader sledging through 700 kilometres of the Transantarctic Mountains, parts of which had never before been explored.

There is danger along the way and moments of exhilarating discovery and quiet contemplation.Mountains of Madness is a celebration of Antarctica- its prehistory and recent history, its grandeur and scientific wonders, and the people who have boldly ventured into its most remote places to uncover its deepest secrets.



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