Cave of Bones
Lee Berger and John Hawks (Penguin Random Home)
UNTIL now, essentially the most horrific journey of scientific discovery I had examine was by Antarctic explorer Apsley Cherry-Garrard in his 1922 memoir The Worst Journey within the World. He describes, in dreadful element, an expedition to gather Emperor penguin eggs at nighttime Antarctic winter. Temperatures plummeted under -56°C (-70°F), his tent blew away and he barely made it again alive.
However to me, a …