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Peary, Robert E. (Robert Edwin) 1856-1920

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Works: 759 works in 1,567 publications in 8 languages and 33,952 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Short films  Diaries  Juvenile works  History  Actualities (Motion pictures)  Silent films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Dedicatee, Composer, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other, Signer, Narrator, Cartographer, Interviewee, Correspondent, Performer
Classifications: G742, 919.8
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The North pole, its discovery in 1909 under the auspices of the Peary Arctic club by Robert E Peary( Book )

43 editions published between 1910 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In April of 1909, a year after Frederick Cook claimed to have arrived at the North Pole, Robert Peary (1856-1920) announced that Cook had never reached this point and that he, Peary, was the first man to reach the pole. Peary's record of the expedition tells of the arduous conditions he and his men endured, first breaking through the ice in a ship, then traveling via dog sleds. Along the way, Peary made extensive observations on hunting wildlife such as reindeer and musk-oxen, the geographic wonders of the Pole, and the customs of the Eskimos among whom he spent much valuable time. Peary filled The North Pole with extensive data on his position and movements, information that Cook would attack when the Polar Controversy made international headlines
My arctic journal : a year among ice-fields and Eskimos by Josephine Diebitsch Peary( Book )

29 editions published between 1893 and 2002 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs. Peary's experiences at McCormick Bay, N.W. Greenland 1891-92. Includes observations on Eskimo customs
A Negro explorer at the North Pole by Matthew Alexander Henson( )

7 editions published between 1912 and 2007 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Due to a failed expedition a decade earlier, during which Peary lost nine of his toes to frostbite and had to be carried two hundred miles to safety by Henson, Peary was nearly a cripple for the final North Pole expedition and could do little more than ride on his sled behind the main party."--Jacket
The North Pole by Robert E Peary( Book )

60 editions published between 1910 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Departure of Peary [and the] "Roosevelt" from New York( Visual )

4 editions published in 1905 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The camera pans to show the schooner "Roosevelt" docked at a covered pier on the Hudson River on Manhattan's west side. Then, from a camera position on board, men in straw hats and fashionably dressed ladies are seen boarding the ship. Next, the famous polar explorer Robert Peary appears on the gangway in a dark jacket, mustache and straw hat. He tips his hat, consults his watch, then, just before the film ends, motions to order the departure. On this expedition he achieved the "farthest north" record, but failed to reach the North Pole. Completed only four months prior to this film, the "Roosevelt" was specially designed to withstand Arctic ice. She was 184 feet long, 35 and a half feet wide, with a hull over two and a half feet thick. Fully loaded the ship weighed 1,500 tons while drawing only 16.2 feet. In addition to sail power, the ship was driven by a 1000 horsepower steam engine, which could produce short bursts of even greater power to get the ship through thick ice. The "Roosevelt" served Peary on this expedition as well as the following one in 1908-1909. Sold numerous times to a variety of commercial concerns, the "Roosevelt" was abandoned to the elements on a mud flat in Cristobal, Panama in 1937, where she eventually rotted away
Secrets of polar travel by Robert E Peary( Book )

9 editions published between 1917 and 2012 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expansion of the Peary system of Arctic exploration which appeared originally in "The North Pole". (AB 13238)
The North Pole : its discovery in 1909 under the auspices of the Peary Arctic Club by Robert E Peary( )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this detailed, moving, often poetic journal, Peary recounts the full story of the final successful expedition, from painstaking planning and preparation to the party's triumphant return. By ship, by dogsled, on foot, through fierce storms and the endless gloom of the arctic night, Peary leads the reader, mile by mile, step by step, to that glorious moment when he plants the American flag on the northern-most spot on earth. It is the climactic event in a stirring saga of intelligence, courage and tenacity in the face of extraordinary hardships: temperatures of sixty below zero, howling blizzards, treacherous pack ice, frostbite, dense fogs, and the difficulties navigating across nearly a thousand miles of trackless frozen wasteland
Nearest the pole : a narrative of the Polar expedition of the Peary Arctic club in the S.S. Roosevelt, 1905-1906 by Robert E Peary( )

15 editions published in 1907 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncle Sam's Panama Canal and world history, accompanying the Panama Canal flat-globe; its achievement an honor to the United States and a blessing to the world by Joseph Bucklin Bishop( Book )

8 editions published in 1913 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Snowland folk : the Eskimos, the bears, the dogs, the musk oxen, and other dwellers in the frozen North by Robert E Peary( Book )

10 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My arctic journal by Josephine Diebitsch Peary( )

9 editions published between 1893 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Peary married Josephine Diebitsch in 1888; in June of 1891 Josephine accompanied her husband and the small crew of the Kite to northern Greenland. This book is based on her diary of their experiences wintering in McCormick Bay, midway between the Arctic Circle and the North Pole. Peary describes the customs of the Inuit natives, among whom she spent a great deal of time; her impressions of members of the expedition; and their experiences hunting polar bears and walruses
Northward over the "great ice" : a narrative of life and work along the shores and upon the interior ice-cap of northern Greenland in the years 1886 and 1891-1897 ... by Robert E Peary( Book )

17 editions published between 1898 and 2012 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To students of Arctic exploration. The geographic position of Camp Jesup, and the reduction of the observations of R.E. Peary, in the vicinity of the North Pole by Thomas H Hubbard( Book )

3 editions published in 1913 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My Arctic journal a year among ice-fields and eskimos. With an account of the great white journey across Greenland by Josephine Diebitsch Peary( Book )

4 editions published in 1893 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moving on the North Pole : outlines of my Arctic campaign by Robert E Peary( Book )

8 editions published between 1899 and 1982 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicaragua Canal discussion before the American Association for the Advancement of Science, thirty-sixth meeting, held in New York, August, 1887 by American Association for the Advancement of Science( Book )

2 editions published in 1887 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Northward over the "Great ice" : a narrative of life and work along the shores and upon the Interior Ice-Cap of Northern Greenland in the Years 1886 and 1891-1897; with a description of the little tribe of Smith-Sound Eskimos, the most northerly human beings in the world, and an account of the discovery and bringing home of the 'Saviksue', or great Cape-York meteorites; with maps, diagrams, and about 800 ill. by Robert E Peary( )

12 editions published between 1898 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Edwin Peary (1856–1920), the distinguished American Arctic explorer, is usually credited as the first person to have reached the geographic North Pole, in 1909. First published in 1898, this two-volume work recounts Peary's expeditions across the interior ice-cap of Northern Greenland in the years 1886 and 1891–7. It describes Peary's contacts with the local Inuit tribes and the valuable scientific discoveries he made in geography, and natural history. Peary also documents the discovery and conveyance to the United States of the Cape York meteorites, from which the Inuit had extracted iron, but whose whereabouts had been a secret. In Volume 1, Peary recounts his first two expeditions in Greenland. On the first, in 1886, he travelled over the Greenland ice sheet for 100 miles. On the second, in 1891–2, he and seven companions (including his wife) sledged 1300 miles to North-East Greenland
Finding the North Pole by Frederick Albert Cook( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History speaks by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson( )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The North Pole : its discovery in 1909 under the auspices of the Peary Arctic Club
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My arctic journal : a year among ice-fields and EskimosA Negro explorer at the North PoleThe North PoleSecrets of polar travelThe North Pole : its discovery in 1909 under the auspices of the Peary Arctic ClubNorthward over the "great ice" : a narrative of life and work along the shores and upon the interior ice-cap of northern Greenland in the years 1886 and 1891-1897 ...Finding the North Pole
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