Mountains of Madness: A Scientist's Odyssey in Antarctica

Mountains of Madness: A Scientist's Odyssey in Antarctica


This amazing e-book is the first-person account of John Long's unforgettable "summers" at the southern continent. informed in a hugely obtainable and unique kind, Mountains of Madness is the account of his three-month lengthy fossil hunt. because the tale unfolds, we examine of either the highs of clinical discovery in addition to the grueling but crucial workouts that needs to be practiced each day simply to remain alive in a single of the most harsh environments on our planet. Alternating with the author's ask yourself on the excessive great thing about his atmosphere are his sizeable frustration and tedium that stem from being thoroughly on the mercy of the elements.

in the course of the process the excursion, hazard is rarely remote during this inhospitable land. regardless of having been educated within the paintings of establishing snow caves and practiced within the ability of traversing glaciers, lengthy tells of 2 brushes with demise in exactly one afternoon. The hair-raising break out from a deep crevasse is fraught with tension-only to be via yet one more stumble upon with unexpected catastrophe while the crash of an avalanche buries lengthy deep within the snow.

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