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In the event, of course, the world is not designed for human comfort, and the Northwest Passage is incredibly arduous and not particularly useful. But the search motivated Arctic exploration and adventure for hundreds of years, and inspired many gripping or tragic adventures. Arctic archeologist James Delgado relates these tales--the voyages of the Norsemen, Henry Hudson, Sir John Franklin, and others--with a rare combination of verve, historical context, and lots of illustrations. Maps, photos, and images from different eras make Across the Top of the World a fascinating book for browsing or for concentrated reading. It's an invaluable companion--reference, atlas, and history--to any other book about polar exploration and adventure. --Mary Ellen Curtin --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is a well-illustrated and well-written account of past explorers' struggles to find a northern passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans, through the Canadian Artic... Read morePublished 25 days ago by Hugh Bilson Lewis
During my lifetime, mans endeavors at pushing back the boundaries of the unknown were attacking the sound barrier, and going into space ... Read morePublished 8 months ago by John G. Lambert
After having successfully transited the Northwest Passage in 2009 ("The Other Side of The Ice") I bought this book to gain even more knowledge on what has to be the most amazing... Read morePublished on September 15, 2013 by Sprague Theobald
Capt. James Cook was sailing north to seek a Northwest Passage between Europe and Asia when he ran across Niihau and Kauai in January 1778. Read morePublished on November 23, 2006 by Harry Eagar