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Author: Dennis Glover
Format: Trade Paperback C Format
Publication date: 01/08/2023
Imprint: BLACK INC
ISBN: 9781760644451

‘Scott’s lost expedition was still here, she thought – frozen, preserved, waiting to be rescued from the thaw. The truth lay beneath the surface, and she was going to bring it up.’

In 1912, five British explorers struggle across the freezing Antarctic landscape, through howling winds and plummeting temperatures, seeking the safety of their camp.

Today, as the world’s ice sheets begin to melt and surrender their secrets, renowned glacial archaeologist Missy Simpson works to discover the true cause of the explorers’ deaths – a subject that has intrigued researchers for more than a century.

Her colleague, Cambridge professor Jim Hunter, is working on his own scientific mysteries – and is willing to risk everything to solve them.

In hallowed halls of learning and on the icy polar plateau, these risk-takers must grapple with the unfathomable power of the natural world and the dramatically changing weather – while navigating their own complicated relationships.

Drawn from the pages of history and cutting-edge science, Thaw is a gripping read that will forever change how you see the frozen continent – and those who seek to conquer it.

1 review for Thaw

  1. David Hedley, Hedley’s Books

    Thaw by Dennis Glover
    This is a stunning read merging history and cutting edge climate change science. Clever aligned first person accounts and stories from Scotts’s Antarctic expedition and a parallel story of a descendents’ work from Cambridge University around what went wrong on the ice back in 1912.
    Adventure writing at its best and not a hard read but enough information to make you feel like you are learning something but at the same time it’s just a riveting fictional story.
    Highly recommended – I loved it.

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