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Against the Ice: The Classic Arctic Survival Story by [Ejnar Mikkelsen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Maurice Michael]

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This book can boast one advantage that other recently published titles on Arctic exploration cannot: it comes straight from the author's pen (or rather, the translator's), not from a researcher. Although the events described in the book took place over 90 years ago, this is the first time the account has been published in the U.S. Mikkelsen and Iver Iversen, a ship's mechanic, set off sledging across Greenland to retrieve the diaries of three other Danish explorers who perished during a previous expedition. Mikkelsen wrote that he was the type of person who had his mind on the end goal, and not so much on the immediate details-- not a good trait for an Arctic explorer when even the smallest oversight can be fatal. Amazingly, both he and Iversen survive the two-year jaunt despite frostbite, scurvy, and near-starvation. Readers will be amazed and amused by the way the two explorers keep their spirits about them and downplay the terrifying dangers as though it were all in good fun. Fascinating and fun reading. Gavin Quinn
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"One of the Hundred Best Books of Twentieth-Century Exploration"
-- The Explorer's Club


"Readers will be amazed and amused by the way the two explorers keep their spirits about them and downplay the terrifying dangers as though it were all in good fun. Fascinating and fun reading." 
-- Booklist


"Mikkelsen is an artisan of cold places, and if his labors are mighty and consuming, they are also of love." 
-- Kirkus Reviews --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09CKRV6FW
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Steerforth (January 11, 2022)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ January 11, 2022
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 13259 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 225 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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    4.6 out of 5 stars 232 ratings

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