Buried Alive!: How 33 Miners Survived 69 Days Deep Under the Chilean Desert

Buried Alive!: How 33 Miners Survived 69 Days Deep Under the Chilean Desert

by Elaine Scott

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Overview

Buried Alive!: How 33 Miners Survived 69 Days Deep Under the Chilean Desert by Elaine Scott

In August 2010, thirty-three miners were buried alive, two thousand feet below the
surface of the earth. After seventeen tense days, just as hope was nearly gone, rescuers
made contact with the men. Joy broke out around the world—all thirty-three men
were alive! But it would be long weeks before they emerged from the mine.
What did the miners feel, trapped in the steamy darkness so far underground?
What did they eat? How did they get along? And most important, how did they survive
in those seventeen days when death lingered so near, and after, during the long
wait for rescue?

This amazing true story about problem-solving, community, and real-life heroes is
made kid-friendly by veteran nonfiction writer Elaine Scott. It will inspire for years to
come.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547707785
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 04/17/2012
Edition description: Library Edition
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 789,467
Product dimensions: 10.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 1060L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author

Elaine Scott  is often praised for making complicated scientific concepts accessible for young readers. She is the author of Our Moon: New Discoveries About Earth's Closest Companion, Space, Stars, and the Beginning of Time, and many other books on space and other topics. She lives in Houston, Texas. Visit her online at elainescott.com.

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