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


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.

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

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

Categories: History and Travel, Native Peoples, Sailing & The Sea, Canada - Native Peoples, Canada - Territories / Arctic,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 1967

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good+

Seller ID: 29673

Keywords: 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.,