Finding Mars

Finding Mars

by Ned Rozell

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Finding Mars by Ned Rozell

Finding Mars is an interwoven tale of science, travel, and adventure, as science writer Ned Rozell accompanies permafrost researcher—and inveterate wanderer—Kenji Yoshikawa on a 750-mile trek by snowmobile through the Alaska wilderness.  Along the way, Rozell learns about Yoshikawa’s fascinating life, from his boyhood in Tokyo to the youthful wanderlust that led him to push a wheeled cart across the Sahara, ski to the South Pole, and take a sailboat into the frozen reaches of the Arctic Ocean, spending a winter frozen in the ice near Barrow. It’s an always on-the-move account of a man driven not just by the desire to fill in the blank spots on a map, but also to learn everything he can about them—and a ringing testament to the power of science, enthusiasm, and individual inspiration.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781602231221
Publisher: University of Alaska Press
Publication date: 03/15/2011
Pages: 190
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Alaskan Ned Rozell has written more than 600 weekly newspaper columns on science and natural history, and is the author of three other books, including Walking My Dog, Jane about a hike across Alaska and Alaska Tracks, a collection of outdoor adventure essays.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
 
1. Not Like the Other Boys
2. Fourth Rock from the Sun
3. Wretched Little Port
4. Empty Spots
5. Wind Is the Eskimo's Friend
6. Dare to Fail
7. Usually, You Die
8. Secret of the Permafrost
9. To the End of the Earth
10. The Wine-Dark Sea
11. The Night of Winter
12. Some Kind of Big Changing
 
Epilogue: Finding Mars
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