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Dangerous Passage
By Gerard Kenney

Dangerous Passage

Issues in the Arctic

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Dangerous Passage by Gerard Kenney

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Over the five hundred or so years that man searched for an elusive sea passage from Europe to Asia through the North American land mass, dozens of ships were lost and hundreds of mariners died. Eventually, a sea route stretching through the waters of the archipelago and along Canada's mainland Arctic coast was pieced together. But could ships navigate the Northwest Passage to the extent that it could be used as an international shipping route? Two seagoing captains and their ships -- a Norwegian, Roald Amundsen, and a Canadian of Norwegian birth, Henry Asbjorn Larsen -- answered that question in the first half of the 20th century. The first part of this book recounts their successful efforts. The second part addresses the many unsettling environmental and sovereignty issues concerning the future of the Northwest Passage in this time of melting ice caps, glaciers and sea ice in the Arctic.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781897045138
ISBN-10: 1897045131
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Natural Heritage Books
Publisher: Natural Heritage Books
Publish Date: 29-May-2006
Country of Publication: Canada

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Author Biography - Gerard Kenney

Gerard Kenney - his friends call him Gerry - was born in St. Remi d'Amherst not far from Mont Tremblant, Quebec, in 1931. Though a Canadian, he spent the first sixteen years of his life in New York City except for the months of July and August, which he enjoyed in the small French-Canadian village of his birth. In 1948, he returned to his native Canada and has lived there ever since.

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