Buried alive : the true story of the Chilean mining disaster and the extraordinary rescue at Camp Hope / Manuel Pino Toro ; foreword by Natalie Morales

Author(s): Pino Toro, Manuel
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Subjects: San José Mine Accident, Chile, 2010
Gold mines and mining--Accidents--Chile--Copiapó Region
Copper mines and mining--Accidents--Chile--Copiapó Region
Mine rescue work--Chile--Copiapó Region
Survival--Chile--Copiapó Region
Gold miners--Chile--Copiapó Region--Biography
Copper miners--Chile--Copiapó Region--Biography
Copiapó Region (Chile)--History--21st century
Copiapó Region (Chile)--Biography
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English, Spanish (translated from)
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
LC Classification: T, TN
Physical Description: x, 222 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Alternate Title(s): Vivos bajo tierra.
Notes: LCCN: 2011005478
ISBN: 9780230115156
ISBN: 0230115152
Includes index
Summary: "On August 5, 2010, a tunnel in the gold and copper mine in the Atacama Desert in Chile collapsed, with all of its miners trapped underground. For days, the families waited breathlessly as percussion drills searched out signs of life. Finally, a note came back from below--the miners were alive and safe. Now the rescue crew needed to burrow through 2300 feet of solid rock to get them out. For nine weeks, the world watched as Chile threw all of its resources into the effort. Televisions flashed images of worried families holding vigil night and day and of Chile's newly elected President Pinera making their recovery his personal crusade. What the cameras didn't reveal was the behind-the-scenes intrigue: the corruption that led to faulty construction of the tunnel in the first place; how the men lived in a muddy and humid environment where the temperature was unbearably hot; how the rescue effort became a political campaign to raise the president's sagging numbers; and the abundant hope necessary to sustain the men in their underground captivity. Author Manuel Pino takes us into his native Chile and, drawing on direct access to the miners and their families, weaves a rich narrative of extraordinary survival and triumph"-- Provided by publisher
Contents: The ill-fated shift -- Reckless acts -- Men cry, too -- Anguish versus laughter -- "We are okay in the refuge, the 33" -- Three plans -- "The mine here" -- "Understood, doctor" -- The director -- Hope is born -- The soul's beauty in the flesh -- "We're ready, mate" -- Like fighter pilots -- The beginning of the end -- Freedom bound -- God in flesh and blood -- Son of the desert
OCLC Number: 694395467
ISBN/ISSN: 9780230115156