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Ice Bound : A Doctor's Incredible Battle for Survival at the  South Pole
Ice Bound A Doctor's Incredible Battle for Survival at the South Pole
Author: Maryanne Vollers, Jerri Nielsen
Jerri Nielsen was a forty-six-year-old doctor working in Ohio when she made the decision to take a year's sabbatical at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station on Antarctica, the most remote and perilous place on Earth. The "Polies," as they are known, live in almost total darkness for six months of the year, in winter temperatures as low as 100 degre...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780786886999
ISBN-10: 0786886994
Publication Date: 1/16/2002
Pages: 377
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Publisher: Miramax Books
Book Type: Paperback
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A fascinating account of a 47 year old female physician who discovers she has breast cancer while she is "wintering over" at the South Pole, during the 8 or 9 months of the year when the Pole can't be approached by aircraft (or their fuel will freeze). I won't give away what happened next--but it is truly a testament to one woman's strength in the face of adversity. The best part of the book is really the descriptions of what the Pole community is like--bizarrely basic and very close-knit. A terrific read.
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The dramatic story of Jerry Nielsen, the doctor stranded at a South Pole research station who is diagnosed and treated her own breast cancer. A wonderful story.
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True story of physician stranded at a South Pole research station who diagnosed and treated her own breast cancer.
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This is a very inspirational story about an amazingly strong woman who did the seemingly impossible: diagnosing and beginning treatment for breast cancer while at the South Pole during the "unreachable" winter months.
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Inspirational story about a doctor's diagnosis and treatment of her own breast cancer while wintering-over on Antarctica.Good read and very visual; she describes the Antarctic landscapes in such great detail that I had dreams about it for weeks after finishing this book. Rest in Peace Jerri Nielson.
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I have read and reread this book. Its a nonficton I couldn't put down ! The factoids about life in Antarctica [fuel too thick to fly at low negative temps, being allowed 2 two minute showers per week!] give insight to life in this barren place. And yet Jerri Nielsen describes the beauty of the various shades of blue and white in the landscape and makes peace with the dark and various crises in her life. There is humor in the book as she tells the stories of day to day life at the station. Jerri's discovery and treatment of her own breast cancer is an amazing story !!
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As I read this book, I became engrossed in the author's personal struggles- not just her cancer.


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