Race to the Bottom of the Earth by Rebecca E. F. Barone audiobook

Race to the Bottom of the Earth: Surviving Antartica

By Rebecca E. F. Barone
Read by Kate Mulligan

Blackstone Publishing 9781250257802
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Equal parts adventure & STEM, this thrilling middle-grade nonfiction book chronicles two groundbreaking voyages to the South Pole. In 1910, Captain Robert Scott prepared his crew for a trip that no one had ever completed: a journey to the South Pole. He vowed to get there any way he could, even if it meant looking death in the eye. Then, not long before he set out, another intrepid explorer, Roald Amundsen, set his sights on the same goal. Suddenly two teams were vying to be the first to make history—what was to be an expedition had become a perilous race. In 2018, Captain Louis Rudd readied himself for a similarly grueling task: the first solo crossing of treacherous Antarctica. But little did he know that athlete Colin O’Brady was training for the same trek—and he was determined to beat Louis to the finish line. For fans of Michael Tougias’ The Finest Hours and Deborah Heiligman’s Torpedoed, this gripping account of two history-making moments of exploration and competition is perfect for budding scientists, survivalists, and thrill seekers.

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Equal parts adventure & STEM, this thrilling middle-grade nonfiction book chronicles two groundbreaking voyages to the South Pole.

In 1910, Captain Robert Scott prepared his crew for a trip that no one had ever completed: a journey to the South Pole. He vowed to get there any way he could, even if it meant looking death in the eye. Then, not long before he set out, another intrepid explorer, Roald Amundsen, set his sights on the same goal. Suddenly two teams were vying to be the first to make history—what was to be an expedition had become a perilous race.

In 2018, Captain Louis Rudd readied himself for a similarly grueling task: the first solo crossing of treacherous Antarctica. But little did he know that athlete Colin O’Brady was training for the same trek—and he was determined to beat Louis to the finish line. For fans of Michael Tougias’ The Finest Hours and Deborah Heiligman’s Torpedoed, this gripping account of two history-making moments of exploration and competition is perfect for budding scientists, survivalists, and thrill seekers.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Readers will be caught up in the real-time action sequences and should end up rooting for everybody as these determined individuals face unimaginable physical and mental hardships…[and] will come away with increased appreciation for what conditions are like on the south end of our planet, and a profound respect for the individuals who dare to go there.” Booklist (starred review)
“Absorbing, compelling, and truly touching. Kids will love this book!” Deborah Heiligman, author of Torpedoed
“A nail-biting tale of adventure, tragedy, and superhuman determination.” Elizabeth Wein, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“A huge treat for adventure story fans—not one, but two incredible races across the fearsome and fascinating Antarctic!” Steve Sheinkin, New York Times bestselling author
“Riveting! I raced to the end of this book!” Alan Gratz, New York Times bestselling author

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Author

Author Bio: Rebecca E. F. Barone

Author Bio: Rebecca E. F. Barone

Rebecca E. F. Barone holds a bachelor of arts in English from Bucknell University as well as a degree in mechanical engineering. Her technical projects include the development of crash test dummies, and her short-form STEM writing has been published in the award-winning Muse magazine. As a recipient of a National Science Foundation PAGES scholarship, she has served underrepresented populations through mentorship and has continued to mentor in the kidlit arena with her participation in the #kidsneedmentors program. She enjoys rock climbing, marathon running, and creating amazing (sometimes tasty!) messes with her husband, son, and daughter.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 5.26
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English