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THE POLAR PASSION:  THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE.  WITH SELECTIONS FROM ARCTIC JOURNALS., Mowat, Farley.  (Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri, Robert Bylot, William Baffin, Elisha Kent Kane, Charels Francis Hall, George Tyson, Adolphus Greely, Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick Cook.)

Author Name    Mowat, Farley. (Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri, Robert Bylot, William Baffin, Elisha Kent Kane, Charels Francis Hall, George Tyson, Adolphus Greely, Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick Cook.)

Title   THE POLAR PASSION: THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE. WITH SELECTIONS FROM ARCTIC JOURNALS.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Very Good

Jacket Condition   Good+

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1967

Seller ID   29673

303 pp, 12 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with reproductions, drawings, maps, photographs. Contents: Foreword; The First Steps North: The Saga of Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri c. 997 A.D.; The Bay of Disbelief: The Fifth Voyage of Robert Bylot and Wm. Baffin, 1616; A Moth to the Flame: Elisha Kent Kane, Arctic Explorations, 1853-55; Life on an Ice-Floe: Charles Francis Hall, Life Among the Esquimaux, 1865 / George Tyson, Wonderful Drift, 1871-73; Lieut. Greely Sees It Through: Adolphus Greely, Three Years of Arctic Service, 1881-84; The Inland Ice: Fridtjof Nansen, The First Crossing of Greenland, 1888; The Passion Quickens: A Survey - 1892-1906; The Top of the World: Frederick Cook, My Attainment of the Pole, 1907-08; Epilogue; Sources and Acknowledgements; Index. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two very tiny stains on top of text block, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/creasing, a few small edge tears and chips - tears archivally taped, light fading to spine color, light rubbing a few small faint foxing marks on inside.

Arctic  Exploration,  North  Pole,  Expeditions,  Discovery,  Advance,  Anoatok,  Roald  Amundsen,  Axel  Heiberg  Island,  William  Baffin,  Bear,  Polar  Bears,  Bear  Hunding,  Birds,  Amos  Bonsall,  Robert  Bylot,  Cannibalism,  Cape  Sabine,  Carey's  Islands,  Col,  Dr  Frederick  Cook,  Davis  Strait,  Lieut  De  Long,  Disease,  Dogs,  Dog  Sleds,  Joe  Ebierbing,  Etah,  Fishing,  Food,  Foxes,  Rudolph  Francke,  Franklin  Exedition,  Sir  John  Franklin,  Frobisher,  Fram,  Adolphus  Greely,  Grinnell,  Charles  Francis  Hall,  Dr  Isaac  Hayes,  Henry  Hudson,  Italia,  Jens,  Eskimo,  Inuit,  Iceland,  Dr  Elisha  Kent  Kane,  Lady  Franlin  Bay,  Lancaster  Sound,  Littleton  Island,  Fridtjof  Nansen,  Sir  George  Nares,  Narwhal,  Northwest  Passage,  Robert  E.  Peary,  Pemmican,  Carl  Petersen,  Polaris,  Proteus,  Rensselaer  Bay,  Sgt.  Rice,  Scoresby,  Seals,  Sealing,  Smith  Sound,  Spitsbergen,  Otto  Sverdrup,  Thorleif,  Thule,  Upernavik,  Vegetation,  Walrus,  Weapons,  Whale,  Whale  Hunting,  Yantec,  Voyages,  Greenland,  Sagas,  Ice. 

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