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Buried Alive: How 33 Miners Survived 69 Days Deep Under the Chilean Desert

by Elaine Scott

Published by Clarion, 2012
80 pages
ISBN: 978𢠧47-707785

Age 11 and older

A book about survival and hope, creativity and ingenuity, describes the August 2010 mine collapse in Chile that trapped thirty-three miners deep beneath the ground, and the sixty-nine-day effort to rescue them. Elaine Scott moves back and forth between events below ground, where the miners worked out systems for physical and emotional survival, with what was happening above. The rescue effort involved everyone from experts in digging and drilling to NASA scientists, who were consulted on everything from ways to keep the miners physically and psychologically healthy to the design of the rescue suit they wore in the Phoenix tube that eventually brought them to the surface. Meanwhile, in Camp Hope, the makeshift community of miners families, a school was established for children, a clown helped keep spirits up, a baby was born. Fascinating in every dimension, this account balances the drama and tension of the human story with the intriguing technical details. Scott discusses her research and sources in an author抯 note.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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