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Man Against the Elements, Adolphus W. Greely
Man Against the Elements Adolphus W Greely Author:Irving Werstein Explorer-Scientist Extraordinary! — "To die is easy, very easy? it is only hard to strive, to endure, to live!" Those were the words of Adolphus Washington Greely, who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for heroism in the Civil War, for developing the U.S. Signal Corps, and for his relief work during the San Francisco earthquake. — Greel... more »y was remarkably versatile. He took over the lowly U.S. Weather Bureau, and with no previous experience or education made it an important and respected service. Then he embarked on his most dangerous mission, leading a meteorological expedition to Lady Franklin Bay, the most remote outpost in the Arctic.
He and his men worked in temperatures that fell to eighty degrees below zero. The second year their supplyship failed to appear, and the food situation became desperate. Cut off from a world that had apparently forgotten their existence, Greely rallied his men to brave the blizzards and dangers of the north day after despairing day!« less