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Cold: Extreme Adventures at the Lowest Temperatures on Earth By Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Bt OBE

Cold: Extreme Adventures at the Lowest Temperatures on Earth
by Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Bt OBE

Britain's most famous explorer and bestselling author's new book on extreme cold.
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Cold: Extreme Adventures at the Lowest Temperatures on Earth Summary


There are only 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 40 years, testing his limits of endurance to the maximum, he deservedly holds the title of 'the world's greatest explorer'. 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 man's 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 Ranulph's own extraordinary feats; from his adventuring apprenticeship on the Greenland Ice Cap, to masterminding over the past five years the first crossing of the Antarctic during winter, where temperatures regularly plummeted to minus 92C. 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 cold places on earth.

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Sku
GOR006241139
Title
Cold: Extreme Adventures at the Lowest Temperatures on Earth
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Simon & Schuster Ltd
Year published
Number of pages
496
ISBN 10
1471127842
ISBN 13
9781471127847
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