Through Ice & Fire by Sarah Laverick

Through Ice & Fire

The wild and desolate expanses of Antarctica have been the setting for many famous exploits and misadventures: a place where every decision has life-or-death consequences. Legendary explorers such as Shackleton, Mawson and Scott continue to inspire to this day, and their faithful ships, the Endurance, Aurora and Terra Nova are vivid characters in their fateful voyages of discovery.The first and only Australian-built Antarctic flagship, Aurora Aus...

Details Through Ice & Fire

TitleThrough Ice & Fire
Release DateAug 27th, 2019
PublisherMacmillan Australia
GenreAutobiography, Memoir

Reviews Through Ice & Fire

  • Jennifer (JC-S)
    ‘The adventures, science and people behind Australia’s famous icebreaker Aurora Australis.’I’ve seen the Aurora Australis a few times, dockside in Hobart. I’ve known a couple of people who’ve sailed on her various missions to Antarctica. I didn’t know, until I read this book, that she was built in Australia. In this book, Ms Laverick writes of the challenges faced in building the ship, of the ship’s problem-plagued construction in...
  • Lisa
    I climbed the gangway of the Aurora Australis once. As Laverick says, these days you can't get near it because of *sigh* security. But one weekend when we were in Hobart the ship was in dock and a friendly crew member pulled aside the gangway rope and let me scamper up for a photo opportunity. But even if you don't have a personal memory of this striking ship, this 'bio' makes fascinating reading. The early chapters about the problems encountered...
  • Carla Cram
    I absolutely loved this book. Sometimes the technical stuff lost me but overall it was amazing to learn so much about the AAD and I have an increased appreciation for those who are involved. I hope to one day visit myself