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Trapped

How the World Rescued 33 Miners From 2,000 Feet Below the Chilean Desert
Aronson, Marc (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Trapped


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The story about thirty-three miners trapped in a copper-gold mine in San Jose, Chile and how experts from around the world, from drillers, to astronauts, to submarine specialists, came together to make their remarkable rescue possible.
Authors: Aronson, Marc
Title: Trapped
how the world rescued 33 miners from 2,000 feet below the Chilean desert
Publisher: New York :, Atheneum Books for Young Readers,, c2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 134 p., [8] p. of plates :,ill. (some col.), map ;,22 cm.
Summary: The story about thirty-three miners trapped in a copper-gold mine in San Jose, Chile and how experts from around the world, from drillers, to astronauts, to submarine specialists, came together to make their remarkable rescue possible.
Awards & Distinctions: A Junior Library Guild selection
ISBN: 1416913971
9781416913979
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Report This Apr 14, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

At the end of Trapped Aronson includes a section called “How I Wrote This Book: And what I learned that could be useful for students writing research reports (and a couple of last thoughts from men I interviewed). The section distinguishes nicely between original research and merely trolling the web. The book certainly works as an example of how to do research, but I suspect that the primary readers will be those kids eaten up by curiosity. How does a person survive for months under the ground? How do you fight off the claustrophobia? And how do you rescue someone if you can’t quite get a lock on where precisely they are? Trapped seeks to answer all these questions and, in doing so, satisfies a variety of different kinds of readers. If you’re looking for an account of recent history with a happy ending (no small feat no matter what the year) seek ye no further. This, as they say, is it.

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  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The collapse of a San Jose mine on August 5, 2010 wasn’t anything the world hadn’t seen before. Mines collapse all the time. It’s a dangerous occupation. The difference here, of course, was the fact that the 33 men trapped 2,300 feet underground were still alive. Suddenly the world was riveted by their story. Would the rescuers be able to find them? And even if they did, how would they get them out? Backmatter to this true tale includes brief biographies of each of the thirty-three miners, a Timeline, a Glossary of Names and Terms, a word on “The World of the Miner” by a miner, a note to students, Notes and Sources, a Bibliography, a list of interviewed subjects, Useful Websites, and an Index.

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