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The Resource A wretched and precarious situation : in search of the last Arctic frontier, David Welky

A wretched and precarious situation : in search of the last Arctic frontier, David Welky

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A wretched and precarious situation : in search of the last Arctic frontier
Title
A wretched and precarious situation
Title remainder
in search of the last Arctic frontier
Statement of responsibility
David Welky
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A remarkable true story of adventure, betrayal, and survival set in one of the worlds most inhospitable places
  • In 1906, in the ice fields northwest of Greenland Commander Robert E. Peary spotted a line of mysterious peaks looming in the distance. He called this unexplored realm "Crocker Land." Several years later George Borup and Donald MacMillan assembled a team of amateur adventurers to investigate Crocker Land. What followed was a sequence of events that trapped the explorers in a true-life adventure story, as the men endured howling blizzards, unearthly cold, food shortages, isolation, a fatal boating accident, a drunken sea captain, disease, dissension, and a horrific crime
Summary
In 1906, from atop a snow-swept hill in the ice fields northwest of Greenland, Commander Robert E. Peary spotted a heretofore unknown land looming in the distance. He called it “Crocker Land.” Scientists and explorers agreed that Peary had found a new continent. Several years later, two of Peary’s disciples, George Borup and Donald MacMillan—with the sponsorship of the American Museum of Natural History—assembled a team of amateurs to investigate
Pace
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10541749
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
910.911/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
G670 1913
LC item number
.W45 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
in search of the last Arctic frontier
Label
A wretched and precarious situation : in search of the last Arctic frontier, David Welky
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "Mine by the right of discovery" -- The tenderfeet -- The best year -- "I wish I were there now" -- Commander Borup? -- A fine fellow -- The boys -- Goodbye -- A true leader -- Blocked -- Home -- Arctic living -- Reaching out -- The evil spirit -- Slaughter ground -- On the ice -- Pujoq -- Crocker Land -- Panic -- Sundown -- Mail -- The world beyond -- Disintegration -- In a Pickel -- Flight -- Discovery and disappointment -- Waiting -- Reunion and separation -- Off the map -- Last days -- No hero's welcome -- Endings -- Epilogue: Mysteries solved
Control code
ocn957645973
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 502 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393254419
Lccn
2016023022
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)957645973
Label
A wretched and precarious situation : in search of the last Arctic frontier, David Welky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "Mine by the right of discovery" -- The tenderfeet -- The best year -- "I wish I were there now" -- Commander Borup? -- A fine fellow -- The boys -- Goodbye -- A true leader -- Blocked -- Home -- Arctic living -- Reaching out -- The evil spirit -- Slaughter ground -- On the ice -- Pujoq -- Crocker Land -- Panic -- Sundown -- Mail -- The world beyond -- Disintegration -- In a Pickel -- Flight -- Discovery and disappointment -- Waiting -- Reunion and separation -- Off the map -- Last days -- No hero's welcome -- Endings -- Epilogue: Mysteries solved
Control code
ocn957645973
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 502 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393254419
Lccn
2016023022
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)957645973

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