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''... and when we came within view of the next point ahead I felt that my eyes rested at last upon the Arctic Ultima Thule.''--Robert E. Peary, 1900
Ultima Thule--the world's northernmost piece of land. For hundreds of years, explorers have tried to find--and to prove--where this elusive piece of terrain truly resides. Surrounded by the fierce conditions of the Arctic, this ongoing quest has been as controversial as it is dangerous. Beyond the Edge: The Search for Ultima Thule is one of the few books to chronicle the exploration, navigation, mapping, and debate surrounding the northernmost lands.
An Arctic explorer himself, Dr. Gerald Johnson tells the story of this little-known part of history through rare firsthand accounts of expeditions, detailed maps, and historical documents and photos. His engaging writing style brings to life a narrative sure to capture the imagination of history buffs, academics, and all readers interested in man's quest for the unknown.
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Gerald Johnson retired from the University of Minnesota in 2004 as Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering. A forty-year career in surveying, mapping and astro navigation took him to the four corners of the earth, including seven Arctic expeditions. He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin.
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Book Description Bascom Hill Publishing Group. Condition: very good. 2010. hardcover. Dustcover: very good. ISBN:1935098160. sku224057: Seller Inventory # 224057