The North Pole: A Narrative History

The North Pole: A Narrative History

by Anthony Brandt
     
 

Culled largely from the pages of rare books and little-known accounts, The North Pole showcases the particular resolve of men forced to fight hand-to-hand combat with polar bears, endure grueling marches at the brink of starvation, and literally eat their boots to survive. Included in this volume is the story of mutiny aboard Henry Hudson's 1610 expedition; the… See more details below

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Culled largely from the pages of rare books and little-known accounts, The North Pole showcases the particular resolve of men forced to fight hand-to-hand combat with polar bears, endure grueling marches at the brink of starvation, and literally eat their boots to survive. Included in this volume is the story of mutiny aboard Henry Hudson's 1610 expedition; the harrowing tale of a crazed murderer among John Franklin's first Arctic expedition and the disappearance of 139 men on his second; and the triumphant account of Robert E. Peary, who sacrificed 9 toes in his quest to reach the North Pole. Despite the difficulties, these men developed an appetite for the cold and the hardship, and luckily for us, they wrote endlessly about their adventures. Anthony Brandt's authoritative narrative places this tapestry of characters into context and carries the story of Arctic exploration from the shadows of ancient times to the modern era.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792274117
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
03/01/2005
Series:
National Geographic Adventure Classics
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
942,905
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 8.96(h) x 1.20(d)

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