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

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

Author: Robert McGhee
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Ed. 2007View all editions and formats
An account of life in the Arctic through human history. Describes early doomed expeditions and the work of fur traders, ivory hunters, and whalers.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert McGhee
ISBN: 9780226500898 0226500896
OCLC Number: 970965040
Description: 296 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
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 peoples' land --
An Arctic journey.
Responsibility: Robert McGhee.
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The Arctic of towering icebergs and midnight sun, of flaming auroras and endless winter nights, has long provoked flights of the imagination. This book aims to reveal the Arctic world. It dispels  Read more...


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"In prose infused by his position as curator of Arctic archaeology at the Canadian Museum of Civilization - which has taken him to sites in several countries - McGhee demolishes some persistent Read more...

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