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A Fabulous Kingdom By Charles B. Officer

A Fabulous Kingdom by Charles B. Officer

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This volume covers the history of the exploration of the Arctic, beginning with the earliest Norse sailors and concluding with 1990s tourist excursions. The authors also explore the stories of such famous explorers as Frobisher, Franklin, Peary, Cook, Byrd, and Amudsen.

A Fabulous Kingdom Summary

A Fabulous Kingdom: The Exploration of the Arctic by Charles B. Officer

This volume covers the history of the exploration of the Arctic, beginning with the earliest Norse sailors and concluding with 1990s tourist excursions. The authors also explore the stories of such famous explorers as Frobisher, Franklin, Peary, Cook, Byrd, and Amudsen. Along the way, they debunk some fo the conventional wisdom about the most exalted heroes, pointing out that Fridtjof Nansen was probably the greatest Arctic explorer. Setting the scene for the narratives is a broad description of the Arctic environment, focusing on geography and climate.

Table of Contents

The nature of the place; sea lungs, godly commerce, and projections; 3 Frizadores for Cathayo and the open Polar sea; fool's gold, interest in exploration and historians; Hooch, and mutiny; connubial fidelity, and the Vicar of Wakefield; open seas and closed minds; anything is good that don't poison you; three faces of ambition; amateurs, pros, and cons; from Polar larks to canary-watching.

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GOR011137856
9780195123821
0195123824
A Fabulous Kingdom: The Exploration of the Arctic by Charles B. Officer
Used - Like New
Hardback
Oxford University Press
2001-10-25
234
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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