Monday, August 10, 2009

Crevasse Roulette by Antarctic explorer Dr Jon Stephenson

We are proud to launch the new book by Antarctic explorer and original staff member of Townsville University College Geology department, Dr Jon Stephenson. Crevasse Roulette tells the story of the Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1955 -58 (TAE) “from its conception to its aftermath and captures the spirit, planning, privations, achievements, the camaraderie and the occasional disputes of the well crafted and eminently successful expedition. It also covers the controversy surrounding Hillary’s unscheduled dash for the Pole”.

Come and join us on the 21st August at 4pm in the InfoHelp training room (ground floor, Mabo Library Townsville) to listen to Dr Jon Stephenson talk about his new book Crevasse Roulette with comments on the contrasts between the leaders, Fuchs and Hillary.

You are invited to stay for light refreshments after the presentation and will have the opportunity to get your copy signed or purchase a copy of the book. For catering purposes please RSVP to Helen Hooper by Wednesday 19th August (email: Helen.Hooper@jcu.edu.au or phone: 4781 4381).

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