To the Arctic
Story of Northern Exploration from Earliest Times to the Present 2nd Revised edition
By (author) Jeannette Mirsky
Normal Price: $37.99
Your Price: $34.19 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $3.80! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.71 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
To the Arctic by Jeannette Mirsky
Book Description"Who Reached the North Pole First?", a recent article in the "New York Times" (February 17, 1997) presented new evidence from the journals of Admiral Robert E. Peary and Dr Frederick A. Cook that sheds light on this long-argued debate. Questioning whether the journal entries are truthful, new theories indicate that neither explorer was first, despite their individual claims. This study contributes more information to this debate in its narrative of Arctic exploration from the time of the ancient Greeks to the mid-1940s. Revealing stories of the many men who attempted to map the lands or search for means to live there, Mirsky describes the weather and resources they encountered, the temptations and odds of success, and the role of nationalism and individual character in the many conflicting accounts of Arctic exploration.
Buy To the Arctic book by Jeannette Mirsky from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780226531793
(229mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 12-Nov-1970
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jeannette Mirsky
Sir Aurel Stein, Paperback (October 1998)» View all books by Jeannette Mirsky
Jeannette Mirsky has here drawn from Sir Aurel Stein's books and articles as well as from his letters and unpublished archival materials to produce a definitive biography of this archaeological explorer, geographer, historical topographer, and linguist.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about To the Arctic book by Jeannette Mirsky and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.