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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
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1906, from the ice fields northwest of Greenland, Commander Robert E. Peary spotted an unknown land in the distance. He called it "Crocker Land". Scientists and explorers agreed that Peary had found a new continent. Several years later, two of his disciples, George Borup and Donald MacMillan-with the sponsorship of the American Museum of Natural History-assembled a team to investigate. They pitched their two-year mission as a scientific tour de force to fill in the last blank space on the globe. But the Crocker Land Expedition became a five-year ordeal that endured a fatal boating accident, a drunken captain, a shipwreck, marooned rescue parties, disease, dissension and a crewman-turned-murderer. Based on a trove of unpublished letters, diaries and field notes, A Wretched and Precarious Situation is a harrowing adventure
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  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
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A wretched and precarious situation : in search of the last Arctic frontier, David Welky
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p225861065
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 502 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393254419
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
A wretched and precarious situation : in search of the last Arctic frontier, David Welky
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p225861065
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 502 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393254419
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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