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Description - To the Arctic by Jeannette Mirsky

"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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226531793
ISBN-10: 0226531791
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Pages: 374
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 12-Nov-1970
Country of Publication: United States

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