BURIED ALIVE : HOW 33 MINERS SURVIVED 69 DAYS DEEP UNDER THE CHILEAN DESERT
New York : Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012
IL 5-8, RL 6.0
||Elaine Scott takes us to Chile to the
San Jose copper mine where, on August 5, 2010, 33 miners
were trapped 2000 feet underground. It doesn't take long
for the men to discover that the safety features designed
to save their lives are insufficient for the task. Quickly
the men switch their thinking from escape to survival
mode. They begin to ration the little food and water they
can find and try to keep active, all the while hoping for
a miracle. A miracle” that’s what it would take. A miracle
is something wonderful that happens in spite of
overwhelming odds.” Follow the miners through their epic
journey and back. You will be amazed to learn of the
global interest and involvement in problem solving that
made this rescue a success. (Pennsylvania
Young Reader's Choice Award nominee, 2014)
|SUBJECTS: San Jose Mine Accident,
Gold mines and mining -- Accidents -- Chile -- Copiapo Region.
Copper mines and mining -- Accidents -- Chile -- Copiapo Region.
Mine rescue work -- Chile -- Copiapo Region.