Light shelfwear to edges of boards and DJ. DJ covered with plastic. Library discard with usual markings and attachments. Large Print. Last few pages have been bumped on top edge, causing creases. Pages tight. 529 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1971. ISBN: 0854560637. The great whaling facoty-ship Southern-Cross of more than 20,000 tons is caught and crushed in the Polar ice and 500 men face an agonising death in the frozen wastes of the Antarctic. A last despeate plea for help to the outside world and then silence. After all help had been abandoned, the great ice-fields yielded their cruel secret.