Black Whiteness: Admiral Byrd Alone in the Antarctic
In 1934, Admiral Richard Byrd spent a season by himself in a small cabin in Antarctica, recording the weather and confronting life, completely alone, in harsh conditions. Robert Burleigh's text is supplemented with excerpts from Admiral Byrd's firsthand account of how he survived, and dramatic illustrations capture the courage of Byrd's amazing ordeal. Full color.
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Admiral Byrd Admiral Richard Byrd afternoon Antarctic Antarctica arrives base beam beauty blinded breath brittle burn Byrd wants calm candle catches and goes ceased ceiling climbs clothes cold colder crawling back dark Days and days door Endure eyes fall feels feet fingers flame flare flashlight floor foot freeze frozen fuel fumes gloves grows hands hangs hatch hears heat hole horizon Ice crystals inside instruments Intense invisible kite ladder lantern leans legs light liquid Little America live match miles morning moves night piece pokes porch radio replies rest rises roof rung says shack shatter shelves shut sick skin sleep slowly snow stands stay alive stick stiff stove string sucks tail tell terrible thin thinks thoughts tiny tractor tries tumbles tunnels turns violent voice waiting walks wall want to know watch waves weather wind writes