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South Pole Gallery
New York Book Festival Award
Next Generation Indie Book Award
A riveting account of the challenges, the adventure, the wonder of life at the South Pole Station. In this work of narrative non-fiction, lyric prose reveals the ever-shifting physical and emotional landscapes of a year at the bottom of the world. Feel the four-month frenzied pace in the twenty-four-hour sunlight of austral summer. Find yourself bathed in perpetual darkness, frozen into the eight months of winter isolation. Discover mind-boggling science, from under the ice to the edge of the universe. Immerse yourself in land and skyscapes. Witness the first-ever winter medevac. Gawk at Polies running to the Geographic South Pole naked when the temperature reaches –101°F.
It is a story of our experience of living with fifty people for a year at the bottom of the world, one of the most desolate places on Earth.