Arctic scholar and voyage John Bockstoce here recounts 10 passages he made into northern latitudes during the 1990s in his sturdy motor-sailer Belvedere. From Svalbard, north of Norway, to Scotland and the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland, and Labrador-as well as a trip through the Northwest passage with William Simon-Bookstoce and his crews tracked the courses of Norse voyagers, and German submariners in this exciting account of human activity and natural phenomena in the frozen north.
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John R. Bockstoce, Arctic historian and archaeologist, has been travelling and working in the North since 1962. He has carried out a series of excavations at Bering Strait, served for ten seasons at Point Hope, Alaska, as a member of an Eskimo whaling crew, and made three traverses of the Northwest Passage. He is the author of numerous articles and books on the Arctic, including the award-winning Whales, Ice and Men. The University of Alaska recently conferred on him an honorary degree fo Doctor of Science in recognition of his contributions to Arctic Study.Review:
Every turn ventures into the world of Eirik the Red and the other Norse adventurers in whose wake he sails. -- John Rousmaniere author of "After the Storm"
His writing evokes the grandeur and the cold to a point where the reader is at risk of frostbite. -- Hugh Downs author of "My America"
Not many men can claim to have navigated the Northwest Passage by native skin boat, but Bocstoce has. -- Steve Thomas host of This Old House
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