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The last imaginary place : a human history of the Arctic world

Author: Robert McGhee
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sea ice and the midnight sun, flaming aurora and endless winter night--the arctic of traveler's tales and romantic novels is the unattainable dream of a vast and desolate world--the last imaginary place on Earth.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McGhee, Robert.
Last imaginary place.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2004066296
(OCoLC)57373734
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert McGhee
ISBN: 9781429440370 1429440376 0195183681 9780195183689 1280965762 9781280965760
OCLC Number: 79600672
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (296 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: An Arctic vision --
After the Ice Age --
A distant paradise : the Arctic in ancient thought --
A hunter's world --
In Arctic Siberia --
Vikings and Arctic farmers : the Norse Atlantic saga --
Inuit --
Ice and death on the northeast passage --
Martin Frobisher's gold mines --
The rape of Spitsbergen --
Bay of tragedy --
Frozen glory --
The people's land --
An Arctic journey.
Responsibility: Robert McGhee.

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Sea ice and the midnight sun, flaming aurora and endless winter night--the arctic of traveler's tales and romantic novels is the unattainable dream of a vast and desolate world--the last imaginary place on Earth.

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