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America perduta: In viaggio attraverso gli Usa (9th Edition) by Bill Bryson

By Bill Bryson

Un appassionante vagabondaggio consistent with le strade di un’America minore, dentro il cuore delle piccole città che sono l’anima segreta degli Stati Uniti, luoghi in cui l. a. vita sembra rimasta ferma agli anni cinquanta. Un viaggio attraverso un presente rimasto passato, in una provincia rurale che sembra non voler lasciare spazio al futuro. invoice Bryson, americano di nascita ma inglese d’adozione, percorre a bordo di una vecchia Chevrolet 22.500 chilometri all’inseguimento di un ricordo. Restituendoci un pace cristallizzato, los angeles canzone di uno sterminato paese che continua a credere, a immaginare, a vivere fra le pieghe di un sogno domestico e provinciale.

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The resourceful Eric, who has been trying to repair our skis and boots, patched it with Kevlar rope. But no matter what, we’ll keep going: we’re going to get to Canada. Physically, I’m fine. I’ve grown used to my nose and ears stinging terribly because of the extreme cold and wind, although the pain in my hands is like nothing I’ve ever felt. My knee is aching and I have a little bit of frostbite in one finger. Yet, agonising as that is, the mental pain is harder to bear. The short distances we’re covering despite the high workload are a big worry.

Below: Heading into the Arctic. Above: My skis didn’t stand up to the pressure. Right: It’s still freezing, even in the tent. Below: Hauling the sleds. Above: Tough going on a pressure ridge. Below: Temperatures dropped to –40 degrees Celsius on occasion. Above: A warmer day on the ice. Below: Camping for the night. Above: Relief Left: Taking a break. Below: Mountains in sight. Left: Socks drying overnight. Below: Getting closer to Ward Hunt Island. Bottom: North Pole accomplished, waiting for the plane.

Just three days in and three bindings replaced: we have no more spares. I am gravely concerned. We alternate sleeping partners in our two-­man tents, so that we don’t have a chance to get too much on each other’s nerves. Inside, we have our sleeping bags, the satellite and iridium phones and Our first pressure rid ge—they would get mu ch bigger. THE ARCTIC 7 computer, thermos flasks and a kettle, in which we boil snow for the thermos each day. And, of course, I have my trusty can of Milo, which I mix with powdered milk and boiling water.

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