Surviving Antarctica

Surviving Antarctica

Reality TV 2083

Book - 2006
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It's 50 degrees below zero. The wind and snow blow so hard, you can't see your hand in front of your face. Your heating fuel is nearly gone, and so is your food. How do you survive? Five fourteen--year--olds face this desperate situation on a deadly journey in Antarctica. It is 2083. They are contestants on a reality TV show, Antarctic Survivor, which is set up to re--create Robert F. Scott's 1912 doomed attempt to be the first to reach the South Pole. But in 2083 reality TV is not just an act. Contestants literally relive -- or die during -- the simulations of events. Robert Scott and his team were experienced explorers and scientists, but their attempt to reach the Pole proved fatal. What chance does the Antarctic Survivor team have? This action--packed, riveting adventure ---- full of fascinating direct quotes from Scott's journals and other accounts of the expedition -- is both a heart--wrenching drama from the past and a disquieting glimpse into the future.
Publisher: Eos, 2006
ISBN: 9780060554545
0060554541
Branch Call Number: YF WHIT

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snowball40
Jun 21, 2012

I don't know if it was because I was about 13 when I read this book or what, but this has to be the most DREADFULLY BORING BOOK IN THE HISTORY OF ALL LITERATURE! How this book was a Golden Sower nominee is beyond me. My dad tried to read it and 3 days later he came to me and said he only got about 50 pages in and just had to stop reading otherwise he would die of boredom.

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Sevly
Nov 10, 2011

A very interesting read, indeed. I really liked the setup of this book and found it very entertaining, as well as thought-provoking in the dystopic world that it painted. I mean, orange drink! Where are we when children prefer that sugary gunk to the real, delicious, pulpy stuff? :}

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Kenaia
Nov 11, 2010

'Surviving Antarctica' wasn't as intense as i'd hoped, because I didn't feel I knew the characters as closely as I'd have liked, but it was very good. I enjoyed the way the book was narrated- in third person, but so you could still hear the thoughts of each of the five kids, as well as the DOE guy. Even if I didn't feel like I'd bonded with them, at least I understood what the characters felt. I loved the ideas the author came up with creating this futuristic world- especially because it's not all that unrealistic. I'd definitely recommend this read.

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DPL_StaceyIK Apr 13, 2017

In the year 2083, the Department of Entertainment controls all education which is done entirely through television shows. College is for the rich and most people cannot afford it. Five teenagers are given the chance to compete for a single college scholarship by recreating Robert F. Scott’s doomed Antarctic expedition to the South Pole for a reality TV show. Now with ratings driving the content of the show, these five kids will face real and manufactured challenges as they try to survive in Antarctica. Can they come together as a team and survive or will they die with everyone watching?

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