The Ice Limit

The Ice Limit

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Baker & Taylor
When a meteorite possessing secrets about human evolution is discovered in a desolate region of Chile, an expedition team sets out to recover it but finds increasing mysteries and dangerous challenges along the way

Blackwell North Amer
On a desolate island off the southern coast of Chile, an incredible discovery is made: a gigantic meteorite, the largest ever found, entombed in the earth for millions of years. Half a world away, billionaire entrepreneur Palmer Lloyd decides he must have it as the centerpiece of his grandiose new museum. He is willing to pay any price - in dollars and in lives. Getting it back to New York poses a particular challenge: It will be the heaviest object ever moved by humankind...
Fueled by Lloyd's money, an audacious expedition takes shape. Disguising a state-of-the-art ship as a rusted freighter, the expedition secretly heads southward with a fail-safe plan to steal the meteorite from Chile. Leading the group is an inscrutable engineer hired by Lloyd, and a world-famous meteorite hunter whose career was shattered by a controversial theory.
Soon, along the icy rim of Antarctica, in the grip of a frozen hell, the adventurers are confronted with a terrifying enigma about the origin - and nature - of the meteorite. It is a mystery they must solve - if they are to escape with their very lives.

Hachette Book Group
In the desolate regions of Chile, a remarkable discovery has been made. It is a massive meteorite whose existence will change science and mankind forever. An expedition sets out to recover it, but what should be a simple undertaking becomes dangerous, and the bizzare artifact may not be what it seems. When a raging storm drives the tanker beyond the dangerous Antarctic latitude known as the Ice Limit, superstition, egos, and the unknown clash in a stunning finale that will risk the lives of everyone on board.

Baker
& Taylor

When a meteorite possessing secrets about human evolution is discovered in a desolate region of Chile, an expedition team sets out to recover it but finds increasing mysteries and dangerous challenges along the way. By the best-selling authors of Riptide. 100,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Warner Books, 2000
ISBN: 9780446525879
0446525871
Characteristics: 449 p. : map ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Child, Lincoln

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PhilomenaQuinn
May 26, 2017

Found this book very uninteresting. Surprised, usually like these authors. Would not really recommend.

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QED
Jul 24, 2014

Not what I expected and thought the story line disappointed especially at the end.

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rahmmie
Feb 14, 2013

This is the perfect book about human hubris and above all, one man's inability to accept his human limitations. Well written, entertaining, and well-developed characters. I think the end was a bit over the top. Overall a very good read

teacupfaerie Mar 01, 2011

Could anyone not see the outcome of this book? Nature vs. Human and technology. Dude, you know who is going to win!

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pmoloney
Oct 19, 2010

Read this book as a digital audio book. Well read by narrator.

A good read with interesting characters.

Didn't find the ending was strong -- though the news clippings at the end, left you hanging.....

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