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The Resource Think South : how we got six men and forty dogs across Antarctica, Cathy de Moll ; foreword by Will Steger

Think South : how we got six men and forty dogs across Antarctica, Cathy de Moll ; foreword by Will Steger

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Think South : how we got six men and forty dogs across Antarctica
Title
Think South
Title remainder
how we got six men and forty dogs across Antarctica
Statement of responsibility
Cathy de Moll ; foreword by Will Steger
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "What does it take to move forty dogs, three sleds, twenty tons of food and gear, and six men from all over the world across nearly four thousand of the coldest miles on earth? Cathy de Moll, the executive director of the 1990 International Trans-Antarctica Expedition, introduces the wild cast of characters who made it happen, on the ice and off: leaders Will Steger and Jean-Louis Etienne, who first met accidentally, on the way to the North Pole; Valery Skatchkov, the Soviet bureaucrat who supplied a "hot" Russian airplane; Yasue Okimoto, who couldn't bear to leave headquarters in Minnesota while her boyfriend was on the ice; Qin Dahe, the Chinese member of the team, who didn't know how to ski; the millions of children who followed the expedition in schools around the world, learning about the fragility and ferocity of the seventh continent; and many others. These stories of near misses and magical coincidences are as suspenseful and compelling as the expedition's headlines--and they have never been told. But they also reflect the greatest lesson of the project: the international cooperation that was needed for the expedition's success is every bit as essential for the preservation of Antarctica today. Cathy de Moll, who has been a teacher, communications executive, writer, and entrepreneur, was the executive director of the International Trans-Antarctica Expedition. Will Steger led the first confirmed dogsled expedition to the North Pole, the first and only traverse of Antarctica by dogsled, and other remarkable expeditions"--
  • "An intimate portrait of the remarkable characters and events behind the first non-mechanical crossing of Antarctica"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
919.8904
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
G850 1989.I58
LC item number
D4 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Think South : how we got six men and forty dogs across Antarctica, Cathy de Moll ; foreword by Will Steger
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 282 pages
Isbn
9780873519885
Lccn
2015017544
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
ocn910980964
Label
Think South : how we got six men and forty dogs across Antarctica, Cathy de Moll ; foreword by Will Steger
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 282 pages
Isbn
9780873519885
Lccn
2015017544
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
ocn910980964

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