Breaking the Ice
My Personal Adventure in Antarctica
by Anthony F. Fiorentino
“There is nothing to compare with what I found waiting for me at the bottom of the world!”
As a young airman in the US Navy, I volunteered for an expedition to Antarctica on an icebreaker in the late 1950’s.
My tour of duty took me across the South Pacific, New Zealand and to Antarctica, the least visited continent for one of the largest scientific studies ever undertaken. There I experienced adventure and the unspoiled grandeur of nature, as well as crushing tragedy.
Come, join me on
my five month journey
exploring this frozen jewel!
Cover photograph by Charles Swithinbank
156 pages, 6" x 9"
Book includes over 100 photos.
Anthony F. Fiorentino was born and raised in the San Joaquin Valley, and has lived in Los Gatos, California for the past 45 years.
He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree at UCLA. He was drafted by the AFL to play for the Oakland Raiders, served in the Navy, and participated in an Ice Expedition to Antarctica.
He taught Biology and Science at Los Gatos High School for 35 years, and co-authored a science curriculum book called “Introduction to Laboratory Science” known as “Earth Space Science” which is still in use today.
Anthony and his wife Barbara have been married for many years. They enjoy traveling and cooking. Tony’s hobbies are art, sketching, water colors, sports, hiking, fishing, and cooking. He has a love of nature and wildlife, especially quail.