On the Ice

On the Ice Author Gretchen Legler
ISBN-10 157131282X
Release 2005
Pages 195
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Follows the author's trip to McMurdo Station in Antartica, where she discovers how a community can allow a life to reset.

The Mystery on the Ice

The Mystery on the Ice Author Gertrude Chandler Warner
ISBN-10 9781453234365
Release 2011-12-06
Pages 118
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The Aldens have an adventure right in Greenfield. It all starts with some special news from Cousins Joe and Alice. Then a figure skating troupe comes to town—and a blizzard, too! Not long afterward, a house nearby is burglarized, and the evidence seems to point to the skaters. Once again, the Boxcar Children find themselves investigating a mystery!

Life on the Ice

Life on the Ice Author Susan E. Goodman
ISBN-10 9780761327752
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 32
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How does it feel to be near the North Pole when it's so cold that a cup of hot water, thrown in the air, explodes into ice particles? What's it like to be somewhere even colder - the South Pole, where a refrigerator containing fruits and vegetables has to be heated? Come and explore these two places where few people have ever been. Life on the Ice is brimming with fabulous photos and frigid facts about working and living in these exotic frozen worlds.

Footsteps on the Ice

Footsteps on the Ice Author Stuart D. Paine
ISBN-10 0826265928
Release 2007-06-18
Pages 400
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In 1933 Antarctica was essentially unexplored. Admiral Richard Byrd launched his Second Expedition to chart the southernmost continent, primarily relying on the muscle power of dog teams and their drivers who skied or ran beside the loaded sledges as they traveled. The life-threatening challenges of moving glaciers, invisible crevasses, and horrific storms compounded the difficulties of isolation, darkness, and the unimaginable cold that defined the men’s lives. Stuart Paine was a dog driver, radio operator, and navigator on the fifty-six-man expedition, the bold and complex venture that is now famous for Byrd’s dramatic rescue from Bolling Advance Weather Base located 115 miles inland. Paine’s diaries represent the only published contemporary account written by a member of the Second Expedition. They reveal a behind-the-scenes look at the contentiousness surrounding the planned winter rescue of Byrd and offer unprecedented insights into the expedition’s internal dynamics. Equally riveting is Paine’s breathtaking narrative of the fall and summer field operations as the field parties depended on their own resources in the face of interminable uncertainty and peril. Undertaking the longest and most hazardous sledging journey of the expedition, Paine guided the first American party from the edge of the Ross Sea more than seven hundred miles up the Ross Ice Shelf and the massive Thorne (Scott) Glacier to approach the South Pole. He and two other men skied more than fourteen hundred miles in eighty-eight days to explore and map part of Antarctica for the first time. Footsteps on the Ice reveals the daily struggles, extreme personalities, and the matter-of-fact bravery of early explorers who are now fading into history. Detailing the men’s frustrations, annoyances, and questioning of their leader, Paine’s entries provide rare insight into how Byrd conducted his expeditions. Paine exposes the stresses of living under the snow in Little America during the four-month-long winter night, trapped in dim, crowded huts and black tunnels, while the men uneasily mulled over their leader’s isolation at Advance Base. The fates of Paine’s dogs, which provided some of his most difficult and rewarding experiences, are also described—his relationship with Jack, his lead dog, is an entrancing story in itself. Featuring previously unpublished photographs and illustrations, Footsteps on the Ice documents the period in Antarctic exploration that bridged the “heroic era” and the modern age of mechanized travel. Depicting almost incomprehensible mental and physical duress and unhesitating courage, Paine’s tale is one of the most compelling stories in polar history, surpassing other accounts with its immediacy and adventure as it captures the majesty and mystery of the untouched Antarctic.

On the Ice with Tara Lapinski

On the Ice with   Tara Lapinski Author Matt Christopher
ISBN-10 9780316095303
Release 2009-12-19
Pages 144
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Describes the life and skating career of the young woman who won a gold medal in figure skating at the 1998 Olympics.

Alone on the Ice The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration

Alone on the Ice  The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration Author David Roberts
ISBN-10 9780393089646
Release 2013-01-28
Pages 352
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“An important missing story from the heroic age of Antarctic exploration.”—Laurence Gonzales, author of Deep Survival On January 17, 1913, alone and near starvation, Douglas 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. Mawson was sometimes reduced to crawling, and one night he discovered that the soles of his feet had completely detached from the flesh beneath. 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. It is illustrated by a trove of Frank Hurley’s famous Antarctic photographs, many never before published in the United States.

Death On The Ice

Death On The Ice Author Cassie Brown
ISBN-10 9780385673822
Release 2010-07-23
Pages 256
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Each year, for generations, poor, ill-clad Newfoundland fisherman sailed out 'to the ice' to hunt seals in the hope of a few penniew in wages from the prosperous merchants of St. John's. The year 1914 witnessed the worst in the long line of tragedies that were part of their harsh way of life. For two long, freezing days and nights a party of seal hunters--one hundred thirty-two men--were left stranded on an icefield floating in the North Atlantic in winter. They were thinly dressed, with almost no food, and with no hope of shelter on the ice against the snow or the constant, bitter winds. To survive they had to keep moving, always moving. Those who lay down to rest died. Heroes emerged--one man froze his lips badly, biting off the icicles that were blinding his comrades. Other men froze in their tracks, or went mad with pain and walked off the edge of the icefield. All the while, ships steamed about nearby, unnoticing. And by the time help arrived, two thirds of the men were dead. This is an incredible story of bungling and greed, of suffering and heroism. The disaster is carefully traced, step by step. With the aid of compelling, contemporary photographs the book paints an unforgettable portrait of the bloody trade of seal hunting among the icefields when ships--and men--were expendable. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Pilgrims on the Ice

Pilgrims on the Ice Author
ISBN-10 0803216394
Release 2008-05-01
Pages 334
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Robert Falcon Scott?s 1901?4 expedition to the Antarctic was a landmark event in the history of Antarctic exploration, creating a sensation comparable to the Arctic efforts of the American Robert E. Peary. Scott?s initial expedition was also the first step toward the dramatic race to the South Pole in 1912, which resulted in the tragic deaths of Scott and his companions. Since then Scott?s reputation has vacillated between two extremes: Was he a martyred hero, the beau ideal of a brave and selfless explorer, or a bumbling fool whose mistakes killed him and his entire party?øPilgrims on the Ice goes beyond the personality of Scott to remove the first expedition from the shadow of the second, to study objectively its purpose, its composition, and its real accomplishments. This Bison Books edition includes a new preface by the author.

Down on the Ice

Down on the Ice Author Rupert Alchin
ISBN-10 0478229151
Release 1999-01-01
Pages 32
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Rose Evans tells about her experience exploring the routes that Robert Scott once used when he explored the Antarctic region in 1911.

Connection on the Ice

Connection on the Ice Author Patti H. Clayton
ISBN-10 1566396166
Release 1998
Pages 303
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On Friday, October 7, 1988, Roy Ahmaogak of Barrow, Alaska, discovered three young gray whales trapped in ice off the Arctic coast. The three-week rescue operation that followed cost more than a million dollars and grew to include the White House, the Soviet Union, the environmental community, Eskimo whalers, Alaskan oil companies, school children and journalists from around the world, the Alaska National Guard, and a host of other corporate, governmental, scientific, and individual participants. Some called it a non-event, a fiasco, an absurd waste of money, while others considered it the most extraordinary animal rescue effort ever undertaken. In any case, it is a story not likely to be forgotten.Both complex and moving, this story grounds Patti Clayton's overview of environmental ethics theory. Using the story as a touchstone for critical comparison, Clayton explores three major traditions of environmental philosophy: extensionism, ecofeminism's 'care' ethic, and Heideggerian Phenomenology. In doing so, she guides readers through the evolution and central concepts of each tradition, moving intriguingly between theory and the well-known rescue story as an apt illustration of the complexities of ethical deliberation.Clayton's critical thinking leads to a deeper appreciation of the ways in which different sets of assumptions yield unique interpretations of such issues. Readers have the opportunity to consider the implications of this environmental ethics issue as a microcosm of human-nonhuman interaction. The unifying narrative of the whale story, which is based on the commentary of participants and observers, provides both an engaging vehicle for the study of environmental ethics and a "real world" testament to the multifaceted nature of human-nonhuman relationships, encouraging readers to reflect on the connection of such incidents in their own lives. Author note: Patti H. Clayton is Visiting Lecturer in the Division of Multidisciplinary Studies at North Carolina State University.

Whispers on the Ice

Whispers on the Ice Author Elizabeth Moynihan
ISBN-10 9780595163977
Release 2000
Pages 308
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World and Olympic Figure Skating Champion, Aleksei Rocmanov, ranks among the world's favorite athletes, and everything he touches turns to gold. A ladies man, with a less than angelic reputation, Aleksei finds himself suddenly faced with the very real possibility his singles skating career is over after sustaining an injury off the ice. Jordan Jamison's life-long dream has been to achieve Olympic Gold in pairs figure skating, and all indications point to her doing just that, until her partner abandons her for someone warmer, someone the press doesn't refer to as the "Ice Queen." Taking a monumental risk, Aleksei and Jordan's coaches team the two together, believing they can bring something magical and unique to the ice. From the very beginning, the coaches find themselves in the middle of an inferno that brings new meaning to "playing with fire," and they struggle to find a way for "Fire and Ice," as Aleksei and Jordan are dubbed by the press, to survive side by side. The obstacles Aleksei and Jordan face, as they seek Olympic Gold, teach them lessons about life, and yet they realize an even greater success, as they find out what 'for better or for worse' means when fate steps in and nearly destroys all they've worked for. That finding that one special person, whom you truly love, is what life is really all about.

Killed on the Ice

Killed on the Ice Author William L. DeAndrea
ISBN-10 9789049982607
Release 2012-12-18
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Matt Cobb deals with love and murder on the rink In the last installment of the popular Matt Cobb series, the TV network’s expert troubleshooter, faces a literal case of cold-blooded murder. At two in the morning, he stands in a Manhattan ice rink, over the grisly body of Dr. Paul Dinkover. The network was supposed to be taping a figure-skating special, and this discovery can’t be a coincidence. The victim is a psychologist, one so thoroughly disagreeable that any number of people could be considered suspects—including beautiful Wendy Ichimi, the show’s celebrity skater. But while Cobb’s men are mysteriously attacked, he can’t stop thinking about the way Dinkover died gripping an American flag, a symbol or clue he can’t unravel. And as the leads and tension mount, it will take all of Cobb’s strength to keep his cool and remain on his two feet.

America on the Ice

America on the Ice Author Frank G. Klotz
ISBN-10 0788170481
Release 1998-06-01
Pages 345
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Reviews U.S. interests in Antarctica prior to possible major revisions or even elimination in 1991 of the Antarctic Treaty of 1959, under which the U.S. and other nations have quietly and peacefully pursued exploration and scientific research there. Examines Antarctica before the 1959 treaty, and then scrutinizes the operation of the treaty itself. Three major challenges to continued cooperation in Antarctica have arisen: modest discoveries of dwindling natural resources; certain nations, not signatories to the treaty, question the right of treaty members to control resource development; and disputes over territorial sovereignty remain to be resolved.

Death on the Ice

Death on the Ice Author Robert Ryan
ISBN-10 9780755372522
Release 2010-01-07
Pages 560
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Bestselling author Robert Ryan brings one of the greatest epic journeys of all time to life in this captivating story of Captain Scott's last Antarctic expedition. January 18, 1912: Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s expedition reaches the South Pole. Just a few weeks later, trapped in one of the worst blizzards Antarctica has ever known, Scott and his four companions perish in subzero temperatures. How did the icy conditions overwhelm Scott, Captain Oates and their party on the fateful return journey? The story of Scott and Oates, their incredible journey and their tragic final days, combines ambition, national pride and the kind of bravery and dignity most men can only dream of.

Warriors on the Ice Hockey s Toughest Talk

Warriors on the Ice  Hockey s Toughest Talk Author Brian D'Ambrosio
ISBN-10 9781304675279
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Warriors on the Ice Hockey s Toughest Talk has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Warriors on the Ice Hockey s Toughest Talk also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Warriors on the Ice Hockey s Toughest Talk book for free.

On the Ice with Mario Lemieux

On the Ice with   Mario Lemieux Author Matt Christopher
ISBN-10 9780316094153
Release 2009-12-19
Pages 300
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Hockey has been a part of Mario Lemieux's life since his childhood. At the age of six he was holding his own against boys four years older; by the time he was sixteen, he had captured the attention of the National Hockey league, and soon after signed on with NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins. At the 2002 Olympic Winter Games he captained the Canadian hockey team, leading them in their gold medal winning performance.

Sulking with Lisa Loeb on the Ice Planet Hoth

Sulking with Lisa Loeb on the Ice Planet Hoth Author Chuck Klosterman
ISBN-10 9781451624823
Release 2010-09-14
Pages 9
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Originally collected in Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs and now available both as a stand-alone essay and in the ebook collection Chuck Klosterman on Film and Television, this essay is about Star Wars.