Across the Top of the World

Across the Top of the World

The Quest for the Northwest Passage

Book - 1999
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Across the Top of the World is a vivid retelling of one of the most enduring quests in the history of exploration and discovery--the Northwest Passage. It covers the earliest endeavors in the sixteenth century, the many ill-fated expeditions that followed, the successful crossing in 1905, and the scientific work conducted in the Northwest Passage today. The book is beautifully illustrated and gives readers a true sense of the harsh realities of the landscapes and seascapes traversed. Among the book's many highlights are the use of explorers' published accounts, the ill-fated Franklin Expedition in 1845-1847, historic and contemporary color photographs of significant artifacts, and contemporary images of the Northwest Passage from the air, land, and water.
Publisher: Vancouver : Douglas & McIntyre, c1999.
ISBN: 9781550547344
Branch Call Number: 910.916327 Del 3701 5
Characteristics: xii, 228 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some col.) ; 29 cm.


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