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Against All Odds: The inside account of the Thai cave rescue and the courageous Australians at the heart of it
 

Against All Odds: The inside account of the Thai cave rescue and the courageous Australians at the heart of it (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Challen, Craig
By Harris, Richard

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    5 Nov 19

'I just want to warn you. You're going to dive to the end of the cave. You're going to see these kids. They're all looking healthy and happy and smiley. Then, you're going to swim away, and they're probably all going to die.' For seventeen days, the world watched and held its bre... read full description below.

ISBN 9781760890957
Barcode 9781760890957
Release Date 5 November 2019 by Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781760890957
ISBN-10 1760890952
Stock Release date is 5 November 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Australia
Release Date 5 November 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Challen, Craig
By Harris, Richard
Category Biography & Autobiography
True Stories Of Endurance & Survival
Emergency Services
Diving & Hyperbaric Medicine
Australian
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 154mm
Height: 232mm
Spine: 24mm
Weight 466g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Family & Health: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 1010191

Description of this Book

'I just want to warn you. You're going to dive to the end of the cave. You're going to see these kids. They're all looking healthy and happy and smiley. Then, you're going to swim away, and they're probably all going to die.' For seventeen days, the world watched and held its breath as the Wild Boar soccer team were trapped deep in a cave in Thailand. Marooned beyond flooded cave passages after unexpected rains, they were finally rescued, one-by-one, against almost impossible odds, by an international cave-diving team which included Australians Dr Richard Harris and Dr Craig Challen. These two men were chosen for their medical expertise and cave diving knowledge, but this dangerous rescue asked so much more of them. They had to remain calm under extreme pressure and intense scrutiny, adapt to constantly changing circumstances and importantly, build trust among the rescue team and with the young boys and their coach, whose lives were in their hands. Here is the story of these two Australian men who became international heroes - it is a story of determination, cunning and triumph that will long be remembered.

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Author's Bio

Craig Challen (Author) Craig Challen SC OAM is an Australian veterinary surgeon, technical diver and cave explorer. He was the recipient of the Oztek 2009 Diver of the Year award for his services to caving, and was jointly awarded 2019 Australian of the Year. Richard Harris (Author) Richard 'Harry' Harris SC OAM is an Australian anaesthetist and cave diver who played a crucial role in the Tham Luang cave rescue. He and Craig Challen were jointly awarded 2019 Australian of the Year as a result of that rescue.

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