Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The complete saga of the pursuit for two of the world's greatest geographical prizes--the elusive Passage linking the Atlantic and Pacific, and the North Pole. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: The complete saga of the pursuit for two of the world's greatest geographical prizes--the elusive Passage linking the Atlantic and Pacific, and the North Pole.
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Scores of nineteenth-century expeditions battled savage cold, relentless ice and winter darkness in pursuit of two great prizes: the quest for the elusive Passage linking the Atlantic and the Pacific and the international race to reach the North Pole. Pierre Berton's #1 best-selling book brings to life the great explorers: the pious and ambitious Edward Parry, the flawed hero John Franklin, ruthless Robert Peary and the cool Norwegian Roald Amundsen. He also credits the Inuit, whose tracking and hunting skills saved the lives of the adventurers and their men countless times.
These quests are peopled with remarkable figures full of passion and eccentricity. They include Charles Hall, an obscure printer who abandoned family and business to head to a frozen world of which he knew nothing; John Ross, whose naval career ended when he spotted a range of mountains that didn't exist; Frederick Cook, who faked reaching the North Pole; and Jane Franklin, who forced an expensive search for her missing husband upon a reluctant British government.
Pierre Berton, who won his first Governor General's award for The Mysterious North, here again gives us an important and fascinating history that reads like a novel as he examines the historic events of the golden age of Arctic exploration.
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Descrizione libro The Lyons Press, 2000. Condizione libro: Good. 1st Edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP11502548
Descrizione libro Globe Pequot Press, The. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Codice libro della libreria G1585741167I3N00
Descrizione libro Globe Pequot Press, The. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Codice libro della libreria G1585741167I3N00
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. The item shows wear from consistent use, but it remains in good condition and works perfectly. All pages and cover are intact (including the dust cover, if applicable). Spine may show signs of wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. May NOT include discs, access code or other supplemental materials. Codice libro della libreria 31UEZG000GMC
Descrizione libro The Lyons Press, 2000. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG1585741167
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. GOOD Condition -- Book has visible wear with highlightings and writings inside -- Overall in GOOD & readable condition -- Book ONLY -- Does NOT INCLUDE supplementary materials or accessories such as CD, DVD, access code etc. -- Great DEAL !! Fast Shipping -- Friendly Customer Service -- Buy with Confidence!. Codice libro della libreria RP1585741167GO
Descrizione libro The Lyons Press, New York, 2000. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Codice libro della libreria 15.02.020
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97815857411684.0
Descrizione libro New York: Lyons Press, 2001. Reprint. 2nd printing. Paperback. 672 pages., 2001. Condizione libro: Near Fine. No Jacket. History of the many 19th century treks and expeditions across the frozen white wasteland, arms outstretched across the tundra, mile after mile. Covers explorers including Parry; Barrow; Ross; Back; Dease & Simpson; Rae; McClure; Hayes; Hall; Kane; Franklin; Admunsen; Nansen; Peary; Cook and others. B/w illustrations, 44 b/w maps, index & bibliography. Near Fine/Wraps. A very nice copy. Codice libro della libreria B7551
Descrizione libro LYONS PRESS, 2000. Trade Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. TRADE PAPERBACK Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Travel>Travel Writing>Arctic General. Book: USED, Good. Bookseller Inventory # 01978158574116810. Codice libro della libreria 01978158574116810