March 1990, Will Steger completed what no man had ever before attempted: the crossing of Antarctica -- 3700 miles -- on foot. Lured by the challenge and the beauty of Earth's last great wilderness, and determined to focus the world's attention on the frozen continent now that its ecological future hangs in the balance, Steger and his International Trans-Antartica Team had performed an extraordinary feat of endurance.
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CROSSING ANTARCTICAUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Routine account of a groundbreaking expedition in the Great White Waste. Steger, who conquered the North Pole by dog sled a few years ago (North to the Pole, 1989), and Bowermaster (coauthor with ... Read full review
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