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The Resource Alone in Antarctica : the first woman to ski solo across the southern ice, Felicity Aston

Alone in Antarctica : the first woman to ski solo across the southern ice, Felicity Aston

Label
Alone in Antarctica : the first woman to ski solo across the southern ice
Title
Alone in Antarctica
Title remainder
the first woman to ski solo across the southern ice
Statement of responsibility
Felicity Aston
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the whirling noise of our advancing technological age, we are seemingly never alone, never out-of-touch with the barrage of electronic data and information. Felicity Aston, physicist and meteorologist, took two months off from all human contact as she became the first woman -- and only the third person in history - to ski across the entire continent of Antarctica alone. She did it, too, with the simple apparatus of cross-country, without the aids used by her prededecessors - two Norwegian men - each of whom employed either parasails or kites. Aston's journey across the ice at the bottom of the world asked of her the extremes in terms of mental and physical bravery, as she faced the risks of unseen cracks buried in the snow so large they might engulf her and hypothermia due to brutalizing weather. She had to deal, too, with her emotional vulnerability in face of the constant bombardment of hallucinations brought on by the vast sea of whiteness, the lack of stimulation to her senses as she faced what is tantamount to a form of solitary confinement. Like Cheryl Strayed's Wild, Felicity Aston's Alone in Antarctica becomes an inspirational saga of one woman's battle through fear and loneliness as she honestly confronts both the physical challenges of her adventure, as well as her own human vulnerabilities."--
Summary
"Like Cheryl Strayed's Wild, Felicity Aston's Alone in Antarctica becomes an inspirational saga of one woman's battle through fear and loneliness as she honestly confronts both the physical challenges of her adventure, as well as her own human vulnerabilities. "--
Pace
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10360379
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
919.8904
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
G850 2011
LC item number
.A75 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the first woman to ski solo across the southern ice
Label
Alone in Antarctica : the first woman to ski solo across the southern ice, Felicity Aston
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Every step -- Paying attention -- LOO-JW -- Forty-six -- Life raft -- Bald-headed men -- Sundogs and haloes -- Skiing in the dark -- Getting out of the tent
Control code
ocn878812882
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
253 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781619025769
Lccn
2014014413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a511255
  • (OCoLC)878812882
Label
Alone in Antarctica : the first woman to ski solo across the southern ice, Felicity Aston
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Every step -- Paying attention -- LOO-JW -- Forty-six -- Life raft -- Bald-headed men -- Sundogs and haloes -- Skiing in the dark -- Getting out of the tent
Control code
ocn878812882
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
253 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781619025769
Lccn
2014014413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a511255
  • (OCoLC)878812882

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