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Arctic obsession : the lure of the far north /

The epic history of the explorers and adventurers who risked--and sometimes lost--their lives in the quest to conquer and claim the Arctic. Ever since approximately 325 BC, the Arctic has been the backdrop for tales of triumph and disaster, of hardship and horrors endured by those who were drawn... Full description

Main Author: Troubetzkoy, Alexis S., 1934-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2011
Contents: The song of the siren -- Introduction. The Arctic : who is she? -- Earliest explorations -- Eastern thrusts to Cathay -- First western thrusts -- The Hudson tragedy -- A Dane at Hudson Bay -- Russians in the Arctic -- The Franklin tragedy -- Americans of the Arctic -- The Scandinavians -- Canary in the cage -- People and politics.
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