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The 33: the ultimate account of the Chilean miners' dramatic rescue

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On 12 October 2010 the world's attention was fixed on a remote copper mine in the Atacama desert in Chile. Final preparations were underway for a daring rescue to bring to an end the longest underground entrapment in human history. 69 days earlier, 33 men were midway through a routine shift, deep in the San Jose mine. They stopped for their lunch break at the tiny safety shelter, 688 meters below the surface. Ten minutes later they heard an almighty crack and a deep rumbling sound. Clouds of dust and debris poured down on the choking men. The bombardment lasted for five hours. When it finally cleared the men began to explore the 6km of underground tunnels, caves and dead ends - only to discover they were trapped under tonnes of collapsed rock. They survived on the most meagre of rations believing an attempt to rescue them was underway but as days turned to weeks, hope began to fade and they prepared for a slow and agonising death. 17 days after the collapse a drill finally reached them, they sent a note back to the surface: 'All 33 of us are well inside the shelter'. 10 weeks after the collapse, and with the world watching, all 33 men would be brought safely to the surface. The 33 is the remarkable story of their 10-week incarceration, half a mile below the surface - and the epic rescue mission which finally brought them back to life. The author brings together interviews with the rescue team and the miners themselves; includes photographs

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Author(s):
Franklin, Jonathan
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
059306772X
ISBN-13:
9780593067727
Number of pages:
301
Publisher:
Bantam Press 2011

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On 12 October 2010 the world's attention was fixed on a remote copper mine in the Atacama desert in Chile. Final preparations were underway for a daring rescue to bring to an end the longest underground entrapment in human history. 69 days earlier, 33 men were midway through a routine shift, deep in the San Jose mine. They stopped for their lunch break at the tiny safety shelter, 688 meters below the surface. Ten minutes later they heard an almighty crack and a deep rumbling sound. Clouds of dust and debris poured down on the choking men. The bombardment lasted for five hours. When it finally cleared the men began to explore the 6km of underground tunnels, caves and dead ends - only to discover they were trapped under tonnes of collapsed rock. They survived on the most meagre of rations believing an attempt to rescue them was underway but as days turned to weeks, hope began to fade and they prepared for a slow and agonising death. 17 days after the collapse a drill finally reached them, they sent a note back to the surface: 'All 33 of us are well inside the shelter'. 10 weeks after the collapse, and with the world watching, all 33 men would be brought safely to the surface. The 33 is the remarkable story of their 10-week incarceration, half a mile below the surface - and the epic rescue mission which finally brought them back to life. The author brings together interviews with the rescue team and the miners themselves; includes photographs

Author(s):
Franklin, Jonathan
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
059306772X
ISBN-13:
9780593067727
Number of pages:
301
Publisher:
Bantam Press 2011

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