Hi ASC-ers

Passing this along in case some of you are keen. Thanks to Melina for the tip-off!

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Tara

Chris Turney - Shackled
When: Monday 31 July 2017 6pm for a 6.00pm start.
Where: In store at Avid Reader Bookshop 193 Boundary Street West End
Tickets: $7.50 RSVP (http://avidreader.com.au/events/chris-turney-shackled) or phone 38463422
This event commences at 6:30pm. Printed tickets are not issued and your booking will be on a door list under your surname. 
Phil Brown is in-conversation with scientist, writer and explorer Chris Turney discussing his Antarctic memoir Shackled.
When Australian-based scientist Chris Turney’s expedition got stuck in the Antarctic ice in 2013, it brought global attention to the dangers of the world’s least-known continent – and its fragility. Turney tells his own dramatic tale against the backdrop of the compelling history of Antarctic exploration and inspired by fears for the continent’s future.
In 2013, Australian earth scientist Chris Turney led an ambitious expedition to Antarctica. It promised so much – discovery, history, adventure – but came with great risk.
The story of Turney’s ship, the Shokalskiy, and the plight of the 71 people on board was broadcast around the world. We watched, listened and read as they became trapped on Christmas Eve, the hull of the ship pierced by a tower of ice. Efforts to rescue them were thwarted by fierce blizzards and roaming icebergs.
It was the modern, wired version of Shackleton’s ill-fated voyage and rescue, with one massive difference: Shackleton’s wife and children were not with him.
Shackled is a classic adventure story with a twist. As the ghosts of explorers like Shackleton, Mawson and Ross look on, the day-to-day tribulations of a ship facing uncertain danger unfold before our very eyes. We discover firsthand the latest scientific findings from the frozen continent and learn the fates of the many intrepid explorers in whose footsteps Turney and his team walked.
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