• Cold: Extreme Adventures at the Lowest Temperatures on Earth

    Cold: Extreme Adventures at the Lowest Temperatures on Earth
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    ISBN: 9781471127847
    Title: Cold: Extreme Adventures at the Lowest Temperatures on Earth
    Author: FIENNES RANULPH

    Few humans have evolved who can survive and thrive in the bitter cold. Below a certain temperature, death is inevitable. This book is about this aspect of our environment and about Sir Ranulph Fiennes' own life experiencing the extreme cold, from his adventuring apprenticeship 40 years ago on the Greenland Ice Cap to masterminding over the past 5 years the crossing of the Antarctic during winter; the 'coldest journey on Earth', where temperatures will regularly plummet to minus 92 * C. Cold has altered history on many great occasions. Hannibal crossed the high Alps under conditions of extreme cold; soldiers of the mighty armies of Hitler and Napoleon died in their thousands on the frozen Russian steppes from frostbite gangrene. In the past 150 years men and women have also seen the cold as a natural challenge as adventurers and explorers from all over the world have attempted to conquer the coldest regions of the globe.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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