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'This is adventuring and scientific exploration on the cutting edge.' Tim Bowden..'A 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 author's 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.
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st August 2000
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Edition Number: 1