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The news at the ends of the earth : the print culture of polar exploration

Author: Hester Blum
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From Sir John Franklin's doomed 1845 search for the Northwest Passage to early twentieth-century sprints to the South Pole, polar expeditions produced an extravagant archive of documents that are as varied as they are engaging. As the polar ice sheets melt, fragments of this archive are newly emergent. In 'The News at the Ends of the Earth' Hester Blum examines the rich, offbeat collection of printed ephemera  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Diaries
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Blum, Hester, author.
News at the ends of the earth
Durham : Duke University Press, 2019
(DLC) 2018047420
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hester Blum
ISBN: 9781478003229 1478003227 9781478003878 1478003871
OCLC Number: 1037807202
Description: xxv, 298 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Extreme printing --
Arctic news --
Antarctic imprints --
Dead letter reckoning --
Inuit knowledge and Charles Francis Hall.
Responsibility: Hester Blum.

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Hester Blum examines the rich, offbeat collection of printed ephemera created by nineteenth- and early twentieth-century polar explorers, showing how ship newspapers and other writing shows how  Read more...

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