A Fabulous Kingdom

The Exploration of the Arctic

Author: Charles Officer,Jake Page

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199942765

Category: Nature

Page: 232

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Inconstant and forbidding, the arctic has lured misguided voyagers into the cold for centuries--pushing them beyond the limits of their knowledge, technology, and endurance. A Fabulous Kingdom charts these quests and the eventual race for the North Pole, chronicling the lives and adventures that would eventually throw light on this "magical realm" of sunless winters. They follow the explorers from the early journeys of Viking Ottar to the daring exploits of Martin Frobisher, Henry Hudson, Frederick Cook, Robert Peary, and Richard Bird. The second edition features a section entitled "The New Arctic" that illuminates current scientific and environmental issues that threaten the region. Officer and Page discuss such topics as the science behind the melting of the polar ice; the endangered species that now depend on the ice, including polar bears, narwhals, walruses, and ringed seals; commerce in mining and natural resources, especially petroleum and natural gas; and predictions for the economic and environmental future of the region. Library Journal called the first edition a "winning fusion of adventure, suspense, and history."

The Dream of the North

A Cultural History to 1920

Author: Peter Fjagesund

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9401210829

Category: History

Page: 575

View: 4127

Northern Europe and North America have dominated the world stage for more than two centuries. Using a wide range of sources, this book provides the first coherent account from a multi-national perspective of the ideas and perceptions that, from the Renaissance onwards, fuelled the North’s rise to prominence, and enabled it to rival the traditional cultural and political hegemony of the South. This includes not only the fascinating conquest of the polar regions, but also the religious upheaval of the Reformation, the changing view of nature engendered by Romanticism, and, not least, the revival of ancient Nordic and Celtic culture. Finally, the book offers an indispensable historical background to current events in the Far North, where the past and the future meet in a complex web of dramatic environmental concerns, the exploitation of natural resources, and the strategies of politics and commerce.
Business & Economics

Breaking Ice

Renewable Resource and Ocean Management in the Canadian North

Author: Arctic Institute of North America

Publisher: University of Calgary Press

ISBN: 1552381595

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 396

View: 5348

Includes fifteen papers taken from a project undertaken by the Oceans Management Research Network that examines carefully the nature of Arctic environmental evolution and sustainability. This title attempts to define the nature of competing demands and assess their impact on the environment.

Polar Explorers for Kids

Historic Expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctica with 21 Activities

Author: Maxine Snowden

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1556525001

Category: Education

Page: 150

View: 5757

Describes the travels and adventures of Arctic and Antarctic explorers throughout history, from Eric the Red in 981 or 982 to Gretel Ehrlich in 2000.

North American exploration

Author: Michael Golay,John Stewart Bowman

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471391487

Category: History

Page: 518

View: 6375

An accessible, information-packed reference to the exploration and settlement of North America includes vividly written narrative essays on all aspects of this fascinating subject.
Best books

Senior High School Library Catalog

Author: H.W. Wilson Company

Publisher: N.A


Category: Best books

Page: N.A

View: 1170

Each vol. is divided into 2 parts 1st-7th ed.: Dictionary catalog and Classified catalog; 8th-9th ed. have 3rd. part: Directory of publishers.

Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 7649

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Earth sciences

Earth Sciences History

Journal of the History of the Earth Sciences Society

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Earth sciences

Page: N.A

View: 8418


A History of Arctic Exploration

Discovery, Adventure and Endurance At the Top of the World

Author: Matti Laineman,Juha Nurminen

Publisher: Anova Books

ISBN: 9781844860692

Category: History

Page: 349

View: 5350

Offers a full account of the many explorers who attempted the Northwest and Northeast Passages and how their efforts contributed to world knowledge of the arctic region, in a book that includes 320 color and black-and-white illustrations, including artworks, maps and charts.

Current Contents

Arts & humanities

Author: Institute for Scientific Information (Philadelphia)

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Oceanography's Adventures at the Poles

Author: Keith Rodney Benson,Helen M. Rozwadowski

Publisher: Science History Publications

ISBN: 9780881353730

Category: Science

Page: 393

View: 6528


The North Pole

A Narrative History

Author: Anthony Brandt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780792274117

Category: History

Page: 413

View: 7524

Henry is generally well-behaved, but he is occasionally arrogant and vain. Henry is at heart a hard worker, but his frequent bouts of illness hinder his work.
Academic libraries


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

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Biography & Autobiography

The Coldest March

Scott's Fatal Antarctic Expedition

Author: Susan Solomon

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300099218

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 383

View: 1844

Details the expedition of Robert Falcon Scott and his British team to the South Pole in 1912.

In the Kingdom of Ice

The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the U.S.S. Jeannette

Author: Hampton Sides

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781780745213

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 7174

In 1879 the U.S.S. Jeannette set sail from San Francisco to cheering crowds and a frenzy of publicity. The ship and its crew, captained by the heroic George De Long, were heading for glory and the last unmapped area of the globe: the North Pole. But it was not long before the Jeannette was trapped in crushing pack ice. Amid the rush of water and the shrieks of breaking wooden boards, the crew found themselves marooned a thousand miles north of Siberia with only the barest supplies. Facing a seemingly impossible trek across the endless ice, they battled everything from snow blindness and polar bears to ferocious storms and starvation, in their desperate struggle for survival.

Arctic and Antarctic

Author: Barbara Taylor,Richard Beatty,John Woodward

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781405394628

Category: Antarctica

Page: 72

View: 6825

The books that show you what others only tell you - fully revised and updated. DK Eyewitness Arctic and Antarctic is an informative guide to the world's polar regions. Amazing colour photographs offer your child a unique 'eyewitness' view of some of the coldest and most frozen places in the world. From flora and fauna, to human and animal inhabitants, as well as the brave people who explored these extreme regions, often with fatal consequences: let your child learn all about life at the North and South pole. Great for projects or just for fun, make sure your child learns everything they need to know about the Arctic and Antarctic regions.