Trapped : How the World Rescued 33 Miners from 2,000 Feet Below the Chilean Desert
In early August 2010, the unthinkable happened when a mine collapsed in Copiap, Chile, and 33 miners were trapped 2,000 feet below the surface. For sixty-nine days they lived on meager resources and increasingly poor air quality. When they were finally rescued, the world watched with rapt attention and rejoiced in the amazing spirit and determination of the miners. What could have been a terrible tragedy became an amazing story of survival.Now, with exclusive interviews with rescuers and expert commentary, Marc Aronson brings us the backstory behind this incredible event. By tracing the psychological, physical, and environmental factors surrounding the rescue, Trapped highlights the amazing technology and helping hands that made it all possible. From the Argentinean soccer players who hoped to raise morale, to NA SA volunteering their expertise to come up with a plan, there was no shortage of enterprising spirit when it came to saving lives.
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Atheneum Books for Young Readers
August 01, 2011
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