On Thin Ice

On Thin Ice

Breakdowns, Whiteouts, and Survival on the World's Deadliest Roads

Book - 2010
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Every year a fleet of men travel beyond the northern equatorial line to the Arctic Circle, a region heavily endowed with natural resources. Locating these resources is relatively easy. Extracting and transporting them less so. The drivers charged with this duty spend two months travelling up to 355 miles on a naturally-formed road of ice. It is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. For more than 20 years Hugh Rowland has survived the ice roads. Known as The Polar Bear, Rowland here reveals his life on this road of ice and iss rich in anecdote and heroism.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781401323684
Branch Call Number: 388.24092 ROW 2010
Characteristics: 235 p
Additional Contributors: Lent, Michael 1967-

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Incinerated_Newt Mar 10, 2011

A funny, interesting and insightful look into Ice Road Truckers' most notorious driver. Hugh Rowland is a great storyteller and his love of the job and the land comes through so passionately in these stories that you can't help but be touched by them. The Polar Bear also comes clean about the good and the bad on the show and what it's done for the industry.

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