Cold: Extreme Adventures at the Lowest Temperatures on Earth (Ranulph Fiennes) lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Environment section. priced at £8.50! Call in and get 40% OFF that price when you mention this post…
London, New York, Sydney, Toronto & New Delhi: Simon & Schuster, 2013, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Chronological tables; Colour photographs; Maps to the endpapers and blanks; Glossary;
From the cover: There are few human beings who can adapt, survive and thrive in the coldest regions on earth. And below a certain temperature, death is inevitable.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes has spent much of his life exploring and working in conditions of extreme cold. The loss of many of his fingers to frostbite is a testament to the horrors man is exposed to at such perilous temperatures. With the many adventures he has led over the past forty years, testing his limits of endurance to the maximum, he deservedly holds the title of the worlds greatest living explorer (Guinness Book of Records).
Despite our technological advances, the Arctic, the Antarctic and the highest mountains on earth remain some of the most dangerous and unexplored areas of the world. This remarkable book reveals the chequered history of mans attempts to discover and understand these remote areas of the planet, from the early voyages of discovery of Cook, Ross, Weddell, Amundsen, Shackleton and Franklin to Sir Ranulphs own extraordinary feats; from his adventuring apprenticeship on the notoriously dangerous Jostedalsbreen glacier in Norway, to masterminding over the past five years the first attempt to cross the Antarctic during winter, where temperatures regularly plummet to minus 92°C.
Both historically questioning and intensely personal, Cold is a celebration of a life dedicated to researching and exploring some of the most hostile and brutally bleak places on earth.
Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.
Grey boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 488 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.