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To the Arctic: The story of northern exploration from earliest times to the present.

Author: Jeannette Mirsky
Publisher: Chicago, University of Chicago Press [1970]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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References:p.329-34.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeannette Mirsky
ISBN: 0226531783 9780226531786 0226531791 9780226531793
OCLC Number: 112734
Description: xxv, 334, xviii pages illustrations, facsimiles, maps (1 folded) 24 cm
Contents: Arctic scenery --
Quest and conquest --
Earliest recorded northern explorers : the Greeks and the Vikings --
The paths to Cathay --
The Dutch in the Arctic --
Smeerenburg and the whale-oil rush --
Hudson and his strait; Baffin and his bay --
Russia : the Great Northern Expedition --
After the Great Northern Expedition --
The British attack the Arctic --
Franklin's last voyage --
The mystery of the missing ships : the Franklin search --
The route to the North --
Franz Josef Land : the amzing drift of the Tegetthoff --
The international circumpolar stations : the Greely Expedition --
Laying a ghost : the Jeannette and the Fram --
Greenland --
The Northeast and Northwest Passages --
Jones Sound and Beaufort Sea --
To the Pole --
Flying the Arctic.
Other Titles: To the North
Responsibility: With an introd. by Vilhjalmur Stefansson.

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Debating the perennial question about who first reached the North Pole, this text queries the truth of an article which appeared in February 1997 in "The New York Times". It also provides a  Read more...

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