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Iced In: Ten Days Trapped on the Edge of Antarctica 1400 miles from civilization trapped in horrific weather conditions on the Shokalskiy is this ship carrying earth scientist Chris Turney and 71 others in the Australian Arctic Expedition The Antarctic Factor if anything can go wrong, it will It s basically Murphy s Law on steroids Chris TurneyWith the ship s hull compromised and the steerage gone the wind threatens to break apart what little remains.The forecast is not on their side withimpending weather ahead.The challenges these 1400 miles from civilization trapped in horrific weather conditions on the Shokalskiy is this ship carrying earth scientist Chris Turney and 71 others in the Australian Arctic Expedition The Antarctic Factor if anything can go wrong, it will It s basically Murphy s Law on steroids Chris TurneyWith the ship s hull compromised and the steerage gone the wind threatens to break apart what little remains.The forecast is not on their side withimpending weather ahead.The challenges these men endured and the bravery they ve shown will forever be etched in the retelling of their powerful stories.For Turney the stakes were about to get deeper as his wife and children were with him.Connected to the outside online media sources the team became the focus of a media frenzy and an international rescue to reach them safely.Would help arrive before it s too late The story is captivating, powerful, real, raw, and intense.Unlike anything you ve ever read before.Thank you to Chris, the publisher, Goodreads for this ARC in exchange for this honest review I received my copy free through Goodreads Firstreads I received this book from Goodreads.Iced in Ten Days Trapped on the Edge of Antarctica is a grand adventure A true story of ice and steel.On Christmas eve, 1400 miles from civilization, the Shokalskiy s crew and passengers were celebrating while being held tight in mother nature s cold, ruthless embrace The holiday s infectious cheer was only mildly dampened by a shadowy unease of their predicament All was well and warm.Outside, a bizarre raged.An armada of colossal icebergs surrounded the v I received this book from Goodreads.Iced in Ten Days Trapped on the Edge of Antarctica is a grand adventure A true story of ice and steel.On Christmas eve, 1400 miles from civilization, the Shokalskiy s crew and passengers were celebrating while being held tight in mother nature s cold, ruthless embrace The holiday s infectious cheer was only mildly dampened by a shadowy unease of their predicament All was well and warm.Outside, a bizarre raged.An armada of colossal icebergs surrounded the vessel, threatening titanic devastation if the current or wind shifted just right.Zero visibility The book starts out slow and easy about the technicality s of making the privately founded research expedition possible A lot of teamwork, a lot of generous support, and long, long hours on the grind to make it happen It dwells on the researchers that will be joining the team and all the science, data, and samples they hope to collect It is heavily stressed that every single thing is reliant and at the mercy of Antarctica s finicky, dangerous weather.Exactly in the smack middle of the book is when the Ice creeps in and traps them and things start to get eveninteresting In my opinion, the story is well worth the wait Additionally, Shackleton and Mawson s adventures are included Which makes it sooo much better Two amazing and unbelievable Arctic adventures for one I thoroughly enjoyed this book and am nearly sick with envy I wish I could ve been there Icebergs and all I have always enjoyed reading accounts of Shackleton and his boat, Endurance, which led me to read this account of Chris Turney s expedition to Antarctica that and a co workers recommendation I admit I am not much of a non fiction reader, but this book had me in its grip early on The Prologue was but a tease for what was to follow.His personal story was amazing Comparing and contrasting it to the expeditions before him was enlightening Antarctica is definitely a continent not to be taken l I have always enjoyed reading accounts of Shackleton and his boat, Endurance, which led me to read this account of Chris Turney s expedition to Antarctica that and a co workers recommendation I admit I am not much of a non fiction reader, but this book had me in its grip early on The Prologue was but a tease for what was to follow.His personal story was amazing Comparing and contrasting it to the expeditions before him was enlightening Antarctica is definitely a continent not to be taken lightly.Apart from the adventure and adversity of this expedition I also found the scientific part of this expedition quite informative His explanations for the many procedures they use to date the earth, to study the effects of global warming and the insight into global warmingwas quite educational.Truly worth the read.And, worth the 5 s The author sums up his exploit taking place in the most unforgiving part of our earth in 16 words The Antarctic Factor if anything can go wrong, it will It s basically Murphy s Law on steroids Chris TurneyReaders of history will like the way Turney has compared Shackleton, 1914 1917 , and Douglas Mawson 1958 experiences in the Antarctic to the ship Shokalskiy s, 2013 We ve all heard of Shackleton, but probably not Mawsen He built huts in eastern Antarctica that are still there The author sums up his exploit taking place in the most unforgiving part of our earth in 16 words The Antarctic Factor if anything can go wrong, it will It s basically Murphy s Law on steroids Chris TurneyReaders of history will like the way Turney has compared Shackleton, 1914 1917 , and Douglas Mawson 1958 experiences in the Antarctic to the ship Shokalskiy s, 2013 We ve all heard of Shackleton, but probably not Mawsen He built huts in eastern Antarctica that are still there today, despite nearly constant blizzards.The account beginsOn Christmas Eve 2013, off the coast of East Antarctica, an abrupt weather change trapped the Shokalskiy the ship carrying earth scientist Chris Turney and seventy one others involved in the Australian Antarctic Expedition in a densely packed armada of sea ice, 1400 miles from civilization Be sure to look at the amazing photographs at the end of the book Especially awing is the picture of the Endurance as it was trapped in ice The abrupt weather change caused Shokalskiy s hull to be breached and steerage lost The wind threatened to drive the vessel into the frozen continent, smashing it to pieces If nearby floating icebergs picked up speed, they would cause a devastating collision, leaving little time to abandon ship and potentially creating an environmental disaster The weather forecast offered no relief a blizzard was headed their way The Shokalskiy ordeal is compared and contrasted to polar explorer Ernest Shackleton s harrowing Antarctic expedition almost a century prior His ship, Endurance, was trapped and ultimately lost to the ice, forcing Shackleton and his men to fight for survival on a vast and treacherous icescape for two years Yes two years Another explorer, one that had never heard of Is included in this account Douglas Mawson, whose Antarctic explorations were equally legendary Even though Turney never lost communication with the world through twitter, Facebook, Skype and YouTube, his stakes were higher unlike Shackleton or Mawson, he had his wife and two children with him Due to this connectivity, within hours, the team became the focus of a media storm, and an international rescue effort was launched to reach the stranded ship But could help arrive in time to avert a tragedy The moving icebergs threatened to crush the ship and the weather threatened to cut the rescue process This 21st century survival story is a homage to Shackleton, Mawson, and other scientific explorers who embody the human spirit of adventure I enjoyed living the adventure from the warmth and safety of my home At age 65 I enjoy my adventures by reading quality books like Iced In Thank you Chris Turney and I m happy this had a happy and successful ending Good source material, but I wasn t particularly impressed Draws parallels between their plight as a science vessel stuck in ice and Shackleton s Endurance, but I found myself wishing fordetails about the survival and science rather than the importance of posting to youtube. The Antarctic Factor if anything can go wrong, it will It s basically Murphy s Law on steroids Chris Turney On Christmas Eve , off the coast of East Antarctica, an abrupt weather change trapped the Shokalskiy the ship carrying earth scientist Chris Turney andothers involved in the Australasian Antarctic Expedition in a densely packed armada of sea ice miles from civilization With the ship s hull breached and steerage lost, the wind threatened to drive the vessel into the frozen continent, smashing it to pieces If nearby floating icebergs picked up speed, they could cause a devastating collision, leaving little time to abandon ship and potentially creating an environmental disaster The forecast offered no relief a blizzard was headed their wayAs Turney chronicles his modern day ordeal, he revisits famed polar explorer Ernest Shackleton s harrowing Antarctic expedition almost a century prior His ship, Endurance, was trapped and ultimately lost to the ice, forcing Shackleton and his men to fight for survival on a vast and treacherous icescape for two years Turney also draws inspiration from Douglas Mawson, whose Antarctic explorations were equally legendary But for Turney, the stakes were even higher for unlike Shackleton or Mawson, he had his wife and children with himYet there was another key difference Shackleton and Mawson were completely cut off Turney s expedition was connected to the outside world through Twitter, YouTube, and Skype Within hours, the team became the focus of a media storm, and an international rescue effort was launched to reach the stranded ship But could help arrive in time to avert a tragedy A taut st century survival story, Iced In is also an homage to Shackleton, Mawson, and other scientific explorers who embody the human spirit of adventure, joy in discovery, and will to live I have always been fascinated by the cold places on our planet They are frightening, and yet things live there Polar bears in the Arctic Penguins in the Antarctic I have always wondered why any living thing would adapt to such a forbidding climate, and yet they do We humans have tried but are generally sent packing eventually with our tails between or legs We return to hearth and home Back to places less wild and forbidding This book is about modern explorers, and yet hearkens back to th I have always been fascinated by the cold places on our planet They are frightening, and yet things live there Polar bears in the Arctic Penguins in the Antarctic I have always wondered why any living thing would adapt to such a forbidding climate, and yet they do We humans have tried but are generally sent packing eventually with our tails between or legs We return to hearth and home Back to places less wild and forbidding This book is about modern explorers, and yet hearkens back to those who have gone before This crew was trapped for only 10 days and didn t have to abandon ship and trek across the frozen landscape looking for salvation But still, it makes us realize we are not the boss of nature It is bigger than we are and we should learn to respect itthan we currently do I recommend this book to anyone interested in climate, the wild places still left on this planet, and the things that make people venture forth to learnabout them My thanks to the author for sharing some history along with his own experiences and thoughts on the subject This book was sent to me by the publisher and Goodreads for review Thank you ICED IN TEN DAYS TRAPPED ON THE EDGE OF ANTARCTICA BY CHRIS TURNEY reads like a fictional tale of adventure,but let me assure you, this is NO fictional story The author , his wife and two teenage children along with a crew, scientists, media and volunteers, encounter some of the most hostile weather on Earth and get stuck in an iceflow for ten harrowing days As I read ICED IN , I had to keep telling myself this is no fictional story where the main character breaks the ice with his bare hands a ICED IN TEN DAYS TRAPPED ON THE EDGE OF ANTARCTICA BY CHRIS TURNEY reads like a fictional tale of adventure,but let me assure you, this is NO fictional story The author , his wife and two teenage children along with a crew, scientists, media and volunteers, encounter some of the most hostile weather on Earth and get stuck in an iceflow for ten harrowing days As I read ICED IN , I had to keep telling myself this is no fictional story where the main character breaks the ice with his bare hands and rescues the damsel in distress This really happened to the team that went into the Antarctic to study and ended up being a world wide media event all thanks to today s internet world I learnedabout Antarctica from this book than any school book I have every read The author lets you LIVE the expedition, lets the reader be a part of the expedition A very well done book I dont as a rule read and review true stories but ICED IN TEN DAYS TRAPPED ON THE EDGE OF ANTARCTICA BY CHRIS TURNEY is well worth a second or third read.I recieved this book free from goodreads in exchange for a honest review I am a huge admirer of Sir Ernest Shackelton, so when I saw this book I was excited to give it a read I was so thrilled at how much Mr, Turney referenced Sir Shackleton and the voyage of the Endurance I love how he used what he had learned from Sir Shackleton and used that knowledge to be such an effective leader to those on his expedition Mr Turney not only shared about the 10 days they were trapped in the ice, he explained the process of planning for the expedition including how Google hel I am a huge admirer of Sir Ernest Shackelton, so when I saw this book I was excited to give it a read I was so thrilled at how much Mr, Turney referenced Sir Shackleton and the voyage of the Endurance I love how he used what he had learned from Sir Shackleton and used that knowledge to be such an effective leader to those on his expedition Mr Turney not only shared about the 10 days they were trapped in the ice, he explained the process of planning for the expedition including how Google helped with their Doodle4Google competition He also shared the first part of the expedition which was 10 days on Snares, Auckland, and Campbell islands While those parts of the story were not as exciting and intense, I really enjoyed hearing the background of the voyage I found the knowledge I gained about ice bergs, particularly B09B very intriguing Mr Turney is a very gracious man and has nothing but kind words to say about all those who assisted in this expedition He has Shackelton characteristics, though no one is Sir Ernest His writing style is enjoyable and while it was not a book I read in one sitting, I enjoyed every moment I was reading this book I give it a 4.5 star rating rounded up to 5


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