Across the Top of the World: To the North Pole by Sled, Balloon, Airplane and Nuclear Icebreaker

Across the Top of the World: To the North Pole by Sled, Balloon, Airplane and Nuclear Icebreaker

by David E. Fisher
     
 
Men have attacked it with sleds & dirigibles, snowmobiles & submarines. Incredibly, no one stood upon the North Pole until 1968. In 1991, David Fisher went there, on a posh, semi-comic cruise on the Soviet icebreaker Sovetskiy Soyuz. Now, Fisher recounts not only his own colorful adventures, but an incredible history of frequently madcap, often horrific explorations,

Overview

Men have attacked it with sleds & dirigibles, snowmobiles & submarines. Incredibly, no one stood upon the North Pole until 1968. In 1991, David Fisher went there, on a posh, semi-comic cruise on the Soviet icebreaker Sovetskiy Soyuz. Now, Fisher recounts not only his own colorful adventures, but an incredible history of frequently madcap, often horrific explorations, bringing to life a remarkable band of heroes, liars, visionaries, braggarts & fools, as well as such legendary explorers as Frederick Cook & Admiral Peary, who raced to the pole in 1908 & spent the rest of their lives arguing about who won.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780788152863
Publisher:
Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/01/1998
Pages:
305

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