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The Georgicks of Virgil, with an English Translation and Notes Virgil, John Martyn Ipsi in defossis specubus secura sub alta Otia agunt terra, congestaque robora, Pierius says it is confecto in the Roman manuscript. And Tacitus also says the Germans used to make caves to defend them from the severity of winter, .

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Friday 5th. Drive 3 miles this morning down a long, steep hill, came to the river again, no grass here. Friday the 29th. Plenty of mosquitoes again last night. Two miles from camp is Fall Creek, very steep bank to go up, creek 20 ft. Tuesday the 19th.

Our train divided. It was too large on account of grass. We started out alone again, having traveled some miles in company with those 2 wagons and 7 men we joined on the Platte River. Thursday the 14th.

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The toll for ferrying across is six dollars per wagon. We concluded to ferry ourselves again, drove down the river and commenced operations, took one load over and had to stop on account of high winds. Friday the 24th. To Platte River Bridge, 9 miles crossing, several fine branches in the distance. Stopped at noon opposite the bridge. Grass poor. Concluded rather than pay six dollars per wagon, we would ferry our wagons over. They had another source of calories as well, since they used dogs to pull their sleds.

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To get to the pole, those guys added up the life forces and energy outputs of dozens of animals and consumed them one by one until they were marching the last miles back to camp and drawing down their own energetic reserves. Worsley, who said he fully expected to lose weight on his journey, had no such calorie trove beyond what he could carry on the sled he was pulling.

In one of his later daily audio diaries, Worsley ruefully alludes to his energy balance, talking about how hungry he is, how much he thinks about food, how skinny his legs now are. John Leach, a survival psychologist and also at the Extreme Environments Laboratory at the University of Portsmouth , tells a story of his training in the armed forces as a survival officer. He was in the desert, he says, and his buddy asked him if he had been drinking water.

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If your reference point starts to drift, you drift with it. This is not to say that Worsley himself was drifting, but he did discover that there was another danger to being alone: He notes in his messages that his energy outputs were higher than he had expected—he has to break track through the soft snow and struggle over jagged sastrugi percent of the time instead of switching off the lead position with a partner. Still, Worsley should have survived. Then you get infection and sepsis. Physical trauma can cause this too. And heatstroke.

And when that happens, says Piantadosi, it happens fast. Tales of polar exploration are tales of nearly supra-human fortitude. Sometimes you can, but you hesitate.

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In the s, Richard Byrd overwintered solo on an Antarctic base to gather weather data. He was being poisoned by carbon monoxide but didn't initially call for rescue. Explorer types, by definition, aren't the sorts to hit the eject button at the first or second, or third sign of trouble, unwilling to risk the lives of their rescuers in the interest of saving their own. We have helicopters and planes, after all. Many children in Ventimiglia, Italy , are living in informal camps in appalling conditions or in the local reception centre together with adult asylum seekers, according to media reports.

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Family reunification also posed difficulties in many places. Over 3, asylum seekers eligible for family reunification under the Dublin Regulation have been waiting over six months in Greece to depart for Germany. In the Netherlands, applications for family reunification take on average over 10 months, instead of the six prescribed by law.

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