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Ships of wood and men of iron : a Norwegian-Canadian saga of exploration in the high Arctic

Author: Gerard I Kenney; University of Regina. Canadian Plains Research Center.
Publisher: Regina, Sask. : Canadian Plains Research Center, University of Regina, 2004.
Series: TBS (Series), 9.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the barren lands of Canada far north of the Arctic circle, summers are quick and cool, mere short interruptions in the true business of the polar regions, winter. Winters there can be dangerous with temperatures that plunge to awesome depths during the long, lonely hours of Arctic darkness. Powerful blizzards shriek across the land for days at a time, causing all animal life to seek shelter from the cutting  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Otto Neumann Sverdrup; Otto Neumann Sverdrup; Otto Neumann Sverdrup
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerard I Kenney; University of Regina. Canadian Plains Research Center.
ISBN: 0889771685 9780889771680
OCLC Number: 53900793
Description: xii, 135 pages, [2] folded pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Pt. I. The Norwegian expeditions, 1893-1902 --
The man and the ship --
Sverdrup's second arctic expedition --
The first winter --
The second winter --
The third winter --
The fourth winter --
Home to Norway! --
Pt. II. The Canadian expeditions, 1903-1948 --
Canada is not amused --
Albert Low and the Neptune, 1903-1904 --
Joseph Elzear Bernier, 1904-1925 --
The Canadian Arctic expedition, 1913-1918 --
The twenty years of the St. Roch, 1928-1948 --
Canada and Norway negotiate --
Epilogue.
Series Title: TBS (Series), 9.
Responsibility: by Gerard Kenney.

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In the barren lands of Canada far north of the Arctic circle, summers are quick and cool, mere short interruptions in the true business of the polar regions, winter. Winters there can be dangerous with temperatures that plunge to awesome depths during the long, lonely hours of Arctic darkness. Powerful blizzards shriek across the land for days at a time, causing all animal life to seek shelter from the cutting blast, essentially putting a temporary end to normal activities of life, such as travelling and eating. It is an unforgiving land that does not easily suffer fools. -- from back cover.

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