November 10, 2011

Dramatic rescue

The world was riveted in October 2010, when 33 miners were rescued from a Chilean mine after being entombed for 69 days. Now read about their dramatic story in Trapped: How the World Rescued 33 Miners from 2,000 Feet Below the Chilean Desert.

It's a story full of danger, courage, hope and ingenuity, brought to life through Marc Aronson's suspenseful text. Using clear, everyday language, he explains how the problem occurred, how the rescue attempt proceeded, and how the miners and rescuers coped with their ordeal. With photos, quotes, and historical background, including a helpful section on internet research methods. An excellent book for students who enjoy science, exploration and survival stories.

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