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The Great Cave Rescue: The Extraordinary Story of the Thai Boy Soccer Team Trapped in a Cave for 18 Days

The Great Cave Rescue: The Extraordinary Story of the Thai Boy Soccer Team Trapped in a Cave for 18 Days

Keen to go exploring after soccer practice, the boys of the Wild Boars soccer team ignored the sign at the cave entrance warning visitors not to enter during the monsoon season. What ensued was a high-stakes international mission which very nearly didn't succeed. The ordeal rivet... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781760529741
Barcode 9781760529741
Published 14 November 2018 by Allen & Unwin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Massola, James
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ISBN-13 9781760529741
ISBN-10 1760529745
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin
Publication Date 14 November 2018
International Release Date 1 September 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Massola, James
Category True Stories Of Endurance & Survival
Caving & Potholing
Australian
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Weight 360g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Caving - Search and rescue operations - Thailand, Floods - Thailand, Missing children - Thailand, Caving - Search and rescue operations - Thailand, Soccer players - Thailand
NBS Text True Stories
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 959.3
Catalogue Code 940585

Description of this Book

Keen to go exploring after soccer practice, the boys of the Wild Boars soccer team ignored the sign at the cave entrance warning visitors not to enter during the monsoon season. What ensued was a high-stakes international mission which very nearly didn't succeed. The ordeal riveted millions around the world. First came the awful news that twelve Thai boys aged 11 to 16 and their young coach were missing. Then the flickering video of the huddle of anxious and hungry boys found by a pair of British divers nine days later. But the most difficult part was yet to come. Monsoon rains had raised the water level in the cave system, and the 13 were caught in an air pocket, surrounded by rising muddy water, nearly four kilometres from the cave entrance. None of them knew how to dive. Expert Australian, British, American, Chinese and other international divers joined the Thai Navy SEALs and hundreds of local volunteers to mount one of the most risky and complex rescue operations the world has ever seen. Australian doctor Richard Harris and his dive partner Craig Challen were among the last out of the cave, 18 days later. This is the complete story of the remarkable rescue at Tham Luang cave.

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Author's Bio

James Massola is South-east Asia correspondent for Fairfax Media. He was previously chief political correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, based in Canberra. He is the winner of a Quill award for investigative journalism and has been a Walkley and Quill Award finalist on two other occasions. He was on the ground at Tham Luang cave for the rescue operation.

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