EMPERORS OF THE ICE
A True Story of Disaster and Survival in the Antarctic, 1910-1913
In the Antarctic Winter of 1911 - waiting to assist Robert Falcon Scott in his bid to conquer the South Pole - three extraordinary men decided to amuse themselves with a side-expedition to Cape Crozier. The point was to collect and study the incubating eggs of the Emperor penguin. They set out into the perpetual winter dark hauling two sleds with a combined weight of over 700 lb.
Everything went wrong.
An Outstanding Science Book (National Science Teachers Association).
Winner of a Washington State Book Award.
"So gripping you will not want to put it down." (Science Teacher)
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The hardback edition is illustrated with four maps, plus over 70 photographs and drawings from the expedition. Click on the cover for the Amazon e-book page (and scroll down from there for links to the hardback and audio editions).