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The Resource Alone on the ice : the greatest survival story in the history of exploration, by David Roberts

Alone on the ice : the greatest survival story in the history of exploration, by David Roberts

Label
Alone on the ice : the greatest survival story in the history of exploration
Title
Alone on the ice
Title remainder
the greatest survival story in the history of exploration
Statement of responsibility
by David Roberts
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On January 17, 1913, alone and near starvation, Mawson, leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, was hauling a sledge to get back to base camp. The dogs were gone. Now Mawson himself plunged through a snow bridge, dangling over an abyss by the sledge harness. A line of poetry gave him the will to haul himself back to the surface. On February 8, when he staggered back to base, his features unrecognizably skeletal, the first teammate to reach him blurted out, "Which one are you?" This thrilling and almost unbelievable account establishes Mawson in his rightful place as one of the greatest polar explorers and expedition leaders. Included is a trove of Frank Hurley's famous Antarctic photographs, many never before published in the United States
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
BLACP
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1943-
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Roberts, David
Dewey number
919.8904
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
G850 1911
LC item number
.R63 2013e
Literary text for sound recordings
other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Matthew Brenher
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Brenher, Matthew
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  • Mawson, Douglas
  • Australasian Antarctic Expedition
  • Explorers
  • Antarctica
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Alone on the ice : the greatest survival story in the history of exploration, by David Roberts
Instantiates
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 audio disc (approximately 11 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781470836467
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
ZM7296
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • sound disc
  • optical disk
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn811617831
  • (OCoLC)811617831
System details
System requirements: CD/MP3 player or MP3 playback software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Alone on the ice : the greatest survival story in the history of exploration, by David Roberts
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 audio disc (approximately 11 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781470836467
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
ZM7296
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • sound disc
  • optical disk
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn811617831
  • (OCoLC)811617831
System details
System requirements: CD/MP3 player or MP3 playback software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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