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THE ARCTIC:  ENIGMAS AND MYTHS., Simpson-Housley, Paul.

Author Name    Simpson-Housley, Paul.

Title   THE ARCTIC: ENIGMAS AND MYTHS.

Publisher    Dundurn Press, Toronto, 1996.

Seller ID   21523

144 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 1550022644 B&w maps. "....seeks to provide illustrations of Arctic mysteries and fictions which often occur as a result of misconceptions of Arctic geography. The chapters are extremely varied in subject matt er, and conclusions are in the domain of speculation. The book begins with very early examples of northern travels starting with the probable adventures of Pytheas the Greek, Brendan the Irish monk and the four medieval odysseys of Adam of B r e m e n , Nicolas of Lynn, Prince Henry Sinclair and Zeno of Venice. The next chapter addresses misconceptions of polar environments, especially illusory land and visualization of mermaids and mermen. In addition, the book deals with polar m y th s su ch a s th e open polar sea which existed only in people's minds, but nevertheless had great influence on navigation and exploration. No account of polar enigmas would be complete without reference to the Franklin expedition, the possibl e fat e of his lo st sh ip s and the debate over whether his men committed cannibalism. The book concludes with a deliberation on whether Cook or Perry acutally did reach the North Pole, hinting that perhaps neither of them reached their objectiv e. " I nte rior - c lea n an d t ight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. Near Fine

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