American Explorations in the Ice Zones
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Paperback. 600 pages. Dimensions: 8.3in. x 5.6in. x 1.6in.In 1879, the steamer Jeannette went missing near Alaska. It had been sent by the American Navy in search of a missing Swedish expedition. Having become trapped in ice, the ship was not heard from for almost two years, when her remaining crew finally reached safety. By this time, any American expedition that focused its efforts further north than the sixtieth parallel was usually considered to be within the Arctic, and these invariably perilous expeditions were often launched in search of lost ships. In 1884, Joseph Everett Nourse (1819-89) published details of all the major American expeditions, including the efforts to rescue the Jeannette, Hayess attempt to prove the existence of the Open Polar Sea, and Schwatkas 3, 000-mile sledge journey across the tundra. Written to make the journals of explorers more accessible to young readers, Nourses comprehensive text is still of relevance to students of American maritime history. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781108049870
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Book Description: Ranging from the earliest expeditions in 1838 until the time of its first publication in 1884, this book covers the major American efforts in Arctic exploration. It includes a general introduction to Arctic voyages, detailed accounts of expeditions, extracts from first-hand journals and letters, and over eighty illustrations.
Title: American Explorations in the Ice Zones
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Book Condition: New
Book Type: Paperback
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