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Ninety Degrees North the Quest for the North Pole

Fleming, Fergus

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ISBN 10: 1862074496 / ISBN 13: 9781862074491
Editorial: Granta Books, London, 2001
Usado Condición: Near Mint Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: I R MacDonald Books (Aberdeen, Reino Unido)

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Hardback. Blue buckram with silver lettering. xxi + 4 maps + 470 pp. 51 b/w plates. No inscriptions. Near mint in like dw. Weighs 1 kg. N° de ref. de la librería 017572

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Título: Ninety Degrees North the Quest for the North...

Editorial: Granta Books, London

Año de publicación: 2001

Encuadernación: Cloth

Condición del libro:Near Mint

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Mint

Edición: First Edition

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Sinopsis:

Fergus Fleming's captivating histories have taken us to the Alps, to the high seas, and to the heights of human endeavor. Now the acclaimed author of Barrow's Boys and Killing Dragons -- a New York Times Notable Book -- relates the epic story of the men who stopped at nothing to unravel the mysteries of the North Pole. In the nineteenth century, theories about the North Pole ran rampant. Was it an open sea? Was it a portal to new worlds within the globe? Or was it just a wilderness of ice? When Sir John Franklin disappeared in the Arctic in 1845, explorers decided it was time to find out. In scintillating detail, Ninety Degrees North tells of the vying governments (including America, Britain, Germany, and Austria-Hungary) and fantastic eccentrics (from Swedish balloonists to Italian aristocrats) who, despite their heroic failures, often achieved massive celebrity as they battled shipwreck, starvation, and sickness to reach the top of the world. Drawing on unpublished archives, and with pages of photographs and drawings, and long-forgotten journals, Fleming tells this story with consummate craftsmanship and wit. Ninety Degrees North is a riveting saga of humankind's search for the ultimate goal. "This is the sort of book you want to read in front of a blazing fire. It is immensely enjoyable." -- Daily Telegraph "A vivid, witty history ... We are in the hands of a born storyteller." -- Bookseller "

About the Author:

Fergus Fleming is a freelance writer living in London and Gloucestershire.

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