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Voyage of the Iceberg: The Story of the Iceberg That Sank the Titanic Hardcover – November, 1989
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Brown writes more than just about the journey of a hunk of ice from Greenland to the time the Titanic collided with it. Brown also writes about the avifauna and the habitat and migration of all arctic species, and how they depend on icebergs as storehouses of vast food reserves. The Canadian and Greenlandic Inuit also feature in Voyage of the Iceberg as they rely on icebergs when fishing or hunting for seals. As European and North American explorers ventured further north than ever before during the early part of the twentieth century, the Inuit were vital for their guidance and expert advice. The native arctic population however could not understand why these strange people would trudge ever northward:
"What Big Nail were they looking for? Old Mequsaq knows the men who went there with Cook and the men who went with Peary, and none of them saw any Nail. All the white men did was to travel so far out on the ice that the Inuit were afraid they would never get back to land. When they stopped, they put up a post with a cloth on it, turned around and came home again.Read more ›
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The title is something of a misnomer here. Very little is said on the infamous 'iceberg' itself, much less than could have been. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Severin Olson
Good book. Interesting. But I don't give 5's to any but godly oriented books.
"6 more words required" --- this is why I'm less likely to go on with these... Read more