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Farthest North By Clive Holland

Farthest North by Clive Holland

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Nowadays, tourists pay to be taken to the North Pole by icebreaker, but a century ago brave men vied with each other to get there first. Their stories form the subject of this book - a quest that has for long been one of the great adventure stories in the history of exploration.

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Farthest North: History of North Polar Explorations in Eye-witness Accounts by Clive Holland

The quest for the North Pole has long been one of the great adventure stories in the history of exploration. It has all the best ingredients - danger, heroic courage, tragedy and triumph, sensationalism, the quest for glory, fame and wealth, unsolved mystery, astounding incompetence, deep hatreds and a feud so bitter that it still simmers eighty years after the event. Nowadays tourists pay to be taken to the North Pole by icebreaker, but a century ago brave men vied with each other to get there first. Their stories form the subject of this book - a quest that has for long been one of the great adventure stories in the history of exploration. The book includes chapters on Nansen, Peary, Franklin, De Long and Nordenskjold.

Table of Contents

The impossible dream: 1527-1773; the dream fades 1818-27; revival of the "Open Polar Sea" 1852-73; the German and Austrian expeditions 1868-74; the British Arctic expedition 1875-6;De Long and the Jeannette 1879-81; Fridtjof Nansen 1983-6; Salomon August Andree 1896-7; the Italian quest 1899-1900; Peary enters the arena 1898-1909; the Cook/Peary feud 1907-9; the coming of aviation 1925-6; the Italia disaster 1928; from new technology to new adventure11931-85; full circle 1977-93.

Additional information

GOR004685638
9781854872821
1854872826
Farthest North: History of North Polar Explorations in Eye-witness Accounts by Clive Holland
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Little, Brown Book Group
1994-10-10
320
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