Some secrets won't stay buried.
Scott's lost expedition was still here, she thought – frozen, preserved, waiting to be rescued from the thaw. The truth lay beneath the surface, and she was going to bring it up.
In 1912, five British explorers struggle across the Antarctic landscape, through howling winds and plummeting temperatures, seeking the safety of their camp.
Today, as the world's ice sheets begin to melt and surrender their secrets, renowned glacial archaeologist Missy Simpson works to discover the true cause of the explorers' deaths – a subject that has intrigued researchers for more than a century.
Her colleague, Cambridge professor Jim Hunter, is working on his own scientific mysteries – and is willing to risk everything to solve them.
In hallowed halls of learning and on the icy polar plateau, these risk-takers must grapple with the unfathomable power of the natural world and the dramatically changing weather – while navigating their own complicated relationships.
Drawn from the pages of history and cutting-edge science, Thaw is a gripping read that will forever change how you see the frozen continent – and those who seek to conquer it.
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What the reviewers are saying
Peter Craven,The Saturday Paper
‘Even those who lap up everything on this subject may find Thaw a thrilling new instalment in a never-ending story.'
Jack Cameron Stanton,The Age
‘By emphasising the enduring value of scientific discovery, Glover eschews the antiquated narrative of adventurers mapping the globe, sticking flags in the earth's extremities, and often dying along the way for empire and glory.'
Adrian Rollins, The Canberra Times
'As always, Glover writes with purpose – in this case, to transport readers to the bottom of the world to gain insight into how dramatically changing weather could affect the frozen continent and, by extension, us.
It builds with the pace of a thriller and its denoument would not look out of place in a Jerry Bruckheimer film, minus the explosions and heavy weaponry.'
Australian Book Review
The characters fill out a fascinating academic niche comprised of people for whom an answer to the question 'Scott or Shackleton?' is equal to United or City? Beatles or Stones? Blur or Oasis.
‘Thaw is a gripping historical narrative with deep contemporary resonances: as Antarctica increasingly weathers the impacts of climate change, its significance is perhaps greater now than ever.'
The Age Good Weekend
‘An enthralling account of the perils of Antarctic exploration and a reminder of the reality of climate change.’
Courier Mail, Cairns Post, Adelaide Advertiser
'Explores the beginning of climate science and the passions that drive both explorers and scientists to tackle the harshest conditions imaginable in order to uncover the mysteries of our dying planet.' Four Stars
Dennis discusses Thaw with Suzanne Hill on ABC Nightlife, Friday 28 June.
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Published... or Not
Dennis discusses Thaw on 3CR's Published . . . Or Not
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