News at the Ends of the Earth : the Print Culture of Polar Exploration. (Book, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
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News at the Ends of the Earth : the Print Culture of Polar Exploration.

Author: Hester Blum
Publisher: Duke University Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hester Blum
ISBN: 9781478003878 1478003871
OCLC Number: 1099589573
Description: 328 pages
Contents: List of Illustrations vii Chronology xi Preface: Books on Ice xv Acknowledgments xxi Introduction. Polar Ecomedia 1 1. Extreme Printing 43 2. Arctic News 91 3. Antarctic Imprints 138 4. Dead Letter Reckoning 177 5. Inuit Knowledge and Charles Francis Hall 209 Conclusion. Matters of Life and Death 231 Notes 237 Bibliography 273 Index 291

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"The News at the Ends of the Earth is a fine-grained register of the ebb and flow of a printophilic century, from Ross to Shackleton. While mindful of the minor variations over the decades, Blum Read more...

 
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