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  • Hardcover
  • 462
  • Arctic Labyrinth
  • Glyn Williams
  • English
  • 04 April 2018
  • 9780520266278

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free read Arctic Labyrinth õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Illiams’s thrilling narrative delves into private letters and journals to expose the gritty reality behind the often self serving accounts of those in charge An important work of maritime history and exploration and as exciting a tale of heroism and fortitude as readers will find Arctic Labyrinth is also a remarkable study in human delusio. Good A nice history of Arctic exploration Didn t bring up De Long at all which actually I suppose was okay because I wasn t in the mood to cry anyway Actually I thought it was weird since it did mention Allen Young and the HMS Pandora and James Gordon Bennettbut it glossed right over the USS Jeannette A star to steer her by up De Long at all which actually I suppose was okay because I wasn t in the mood to cry anyway Actually I thought it was weird since it did mention Allen Young and the HMS Pandora and James Gordon Bennettbut it glossed right over the USS Jeannette

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free read Arctic Labyrinth õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB The elusive dream of locating the Northwest Passage an ocean route over the top of North America that promised a shortcut to the fabulous wealth of Asia obsessed explorers for centuries While global warming has brought several such routes into existence until recently these channels were hopelessly choked by impassible ice Voyagers faced unim. The fabled Northwest Passage that supposedly provided a sea route between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans around the top of North America intrigued Europeans for centuries The search for a navigable route around North America was spurred by the dream of riches to be found in the unknown lands to the west and in the Orient as well as to avoid the tortuously long and hazardous route around Cape Horn at the bottom of South America or the even longer route via the Cape of Good Hope The Spanish even had a name for it Anian but their repeated attempts to find it all failed The French also had no success This book provides an overview of the many failed attempts mostly British from James Knight of the Hudson Bay Company to Royal Navy Captains James Cook and George Vancouver and their Spanish and French contemporariesThe voyage of Christopher Middleton in 1741 2 demonstrated how harsh the conditions were in Hudson Bay during winter especially as the men were ill prepared and the fresh food Pandora until recently these channels were hopelessly choked by impassible ice Voyagers faced Anayurt Oteli unim. The fabled Northwest Passage that supposedly provided a sea route between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans around the top of North America intrigued Europeans for centuries The search for a navigable route around North America was spurred by the dream of riches to be found in the

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free read Arctic Labyrinth õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Aginable horrors entire ships crushed mass starvation disabling frostbite even cannibalism in pursuit of a futile goal In Arctic Labyrinth Glyn Williams charts the entire sweep of this extraordinary history from the tiny woefully euipped vessels of the first Tudor expeditions to the twentieth century ventures that finally opened the Passage W. An excellent and thorough overview of the major mostly British Arctic explorations beginning in the late 16th century with Martin Frobisher and ending with the single year navigation of one of the passages by the Norwegian born Canadian Henry Larsen Standout chapters cover Sir John Franklin s harrowing 1819 22 overland expedition Sir WE Parry s successful 1821 overwintering at Melville Island John and James Clark Ross s 1829 1833 ordeal in Prince Regent Inlet and the dysfunctional Franklin searches of Belcher and Collinson Most of the second half of the book deals in one way or another with the Franklin Expedition its preparation and departure the Admiralty response to its disappearance the major search efforts and the eventual discoveries of McClintock and to a lesser extent Hall and Schwatka Highly recommended especially for readers new to the history of Arctic exploration and the mystery of the Franklin Expedition