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No Horizon Is So Far: Two Women and Their Historic Journey across Antarctica

No Horizon Is So Far: Two Women and Their Historic Journey across Antarctica
 

The extraordinary story of the first two women to cross Antarctica The fascinating chronicle of Liv Arnesen and Ann Bancroft\u2019s dramatic journey as the first two women to cross Antarctica, No Horizon Is So Far follows the explorers from the planning of their expedition throug... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781517907020
Barcode 9781517907020
Release Date 1 June 2019 by University of Minnesota Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Arnesen, Liv
By Bancroft, Ann
By Dahle, Cheryl
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ISBN-13 9781517907020
ISBN-10 1517907020
Stock Release date is 1 June 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher University of Minnesota Press
Imprint University of Minnesota Press
Release Date 1 June 2019
International Publication Date 19 March 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Arnesen, Liv
By Bancroft, Ann
By Dahle, Cheryl
Category Biography & Autobiography
True Stories Of Endurance & Survival
Women's Studies
Geographical Discovery & Exploration
Number of Pages 280
Dimensions Width: 127mm
Height: 203mm
Spine: 38mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Antarctica - Description and travel
NBS Text True Stories
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 919.8904
Catalogue Code 978982

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The extraordinary story of the first two women to cross Antarctica The fascinating chronicle of Liv Arnesen and Ann Bancroft\u2019s dramatic journey as the first two women to cross Antarctica, No Horizon Is So Far follows the explorers from the planning of their expedition through their brutal trek from the Norwegian sector all the way to McMurdo Station as they walked, skied, and ice-sailed for almost three months in temperatures reaching as low as -35\u00b0F, all while towing their 250-pound supply sledges across 1,700 miles of ice full of dangerous crevasses. Through website transmissions and satellite phone calls, Ann and Liv, two former schoolteachers, were able to broadcast their expedition to more than three million students in sixty-five countries to teach geography, science, and the importance of following your dreams.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review If you think you know the story of the first female crossing of Antarctica, think again. More hard work, more sweat and tears went into this historic expedition than any of us realized. Their accomplishment proves that nothing is beyond our wildest dreams. -Billie Jean King Ann and Liv's historic polar expedition is an awesome accomplishment but, as this book shows, their work as teachers has also had profound impact: they inspire young girls and boys to follow their dreams. -Will Steger, world-famous polar explorer and best-selling author of North to the Pole Ann Bancroft and Liv Arnesen's crossing of Antarctica will go down in history as a great expedition because it was a first for women and because they set a distance record. But the uplifting story of No Horizon Is So Far shows why Ann and Liv will be remembered for much more: their generosity of spirit transcends their bravery and tenacity. Through this powerful account, these women will inspire readers for generations to come. -David Breashers, author of High Exposure, expedition leader and codirector of the IMAX film Everest

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Author's Bio

Liv Arnesen is a world-renowned explorer, lecturer, author, and educator. Together with Ann Bancroft, she founded Bancroft Arnesen Explore, a nonprofit dedicated to global water sustainability, with expeditions planned through 2027 to raise awareness through education and storytelling. She lives near Oslo, Norway. Ann Bancroft is one of the world's preeminent polar explorers and the first woman to reach both the North and South Poles. An internationally recognized educator, speaker, and philanthropist, she founded the Ann Bancroft Foundation in 1991; is a spokesperson for the Learning Disabilities Association, Wilderness Inquiry, and Girl Scouts of the USA; and cofounded Bancroft Arnesen Explore. She lives near St. Paul, Minnesota. Cheryl Dahle, a writer and social entrepreneur based in Chicago, is distinguished adjunct of professional practice at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Design.

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