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"The Arctic" features an international mix of classic first-person accounts of exploration, literary travelogues and works of cultural history, natural science and fiction about the North Pole.The contributors include British, American, Scandinavian and Russian explorers such as John Franklin, Fridtjof Nansen, Salomon August Andree, Knud Rasmussen and Robert Peary; novelists such as Jules Verne, Jack London and Barry Lopez; and environmental explorers such as Gretel Ehrlich. It is published alongside the companion volume, "The Antarctic: An Anthology".

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781847080271
ISBN-10: 1847080278
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 21mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Granta Books
Publisher: Granta Books
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Elizabeth Kolbert

Elizabeth Kolbert was a political reporter for the New York Times for fourteen years before becoming a staff writer for The New Yorker in 1999. Her series on global warming, 'The Climate of Man' appeared in the magazine in spring 2005; it won a National Magazine Award, the American Association for the Advancement of Science's magazine-writing award, and the National Academies' communication award. She is the author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe: A Frontline Report on Climate Change published by Bloomsbury in 2006. She lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

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