In writing this book, I have been privileged tohave some experiences that made the past come tolife. As far back as 1632, Capt. Across the Top of the World brings this incredible saga to life through exhaustive research, grim firsthand accounts, and hundreds of dramatic images. In the event, of course, the world is not designed for human comfort, and the Northwest Passage is incredibly arduous and not particularly useful. Covering all the major expeditions in detail, and written with passion and authority, this book is both a scholarly reference and an eminently readable history of Arctic exploration.
Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. Covering all the major expeditions in detail, and written with passion and authority, this book is both a scholarly reference and an eminently readable history of Arctic exploration. The book would have benefited from more and better detailed maps to help the reader orient themselves in the region. There had to be a path toward the north. Bought this book to learn about the Artic before going there on a cruise. It is a well written book on explorers and exploration.
The irony is that today cruise ships carry tourists far into the Northwest Passage, in comfort and safety. The book is beautifully illustrated and gives readers a true sense of the harsh realities of the landscapes and seascapes traversed. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. This book brings to life those searching for the Northwest Passage. Nevertheless, some of them made heroic efforts to carry large boats across miles and miles of tundra to reach open water.
Lots of people lost their lives and ultimately it was not, of course, a really usable shipping route. My interest, my passion, lies in the marriage ofthe two. Koch became the second vessel to conquer the passage. The Norsemen may have been the first to attempt this passage but they were certainly not the last. Товар с самой низкой ценой, который уже использовали или носили ранее. By the nineteenth century, the quest for the NorthwestPassage was a major initiative of the BritishAdmiralty, particularly since it appeared that thepassage would lie in British-claimed territory acrossthe more northerly part of the continent.
May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. I ordered a used book and I am not sure it was ever opened. It's an invaluable companion--reference, atlas, and history--to any other book about polar exploration and adventure. Was it myth or was there actually such a passage, and why didn't I know. So many words, so many images.
Indeed,the high drama and tragedy of the Franklin expeditionhas probably done more to popularize thequest for the Northwest Passage than any otherevent. The dust jacket is missing. Delgado does a magnificent job, with excellent utilization of maps, charts, photos, paintings and drawings to lay out the historical journey of conquest; man seeking a sea passage across the often bitterly frozen and deadly north. Arctic archeologist James Delgado relates these tales--the voyages of the Norsemen, Henry Hudson, Sir John Franklin, and others--with a rare combination of verve, historical context, and lots of illustrations. I recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in the Arctic and it's courageous explorer's.
Today, the Northwest Passage is valued more for its nearby natural resources than as a shipping route. Bookseller: , Washington, United States Facts On File, Incorporated, 1999. Franklin, who died in 1847, led the biggest, best supplied and most modern exploration up to that time. Most accounts of Arctic explorations tell of the mysterious fascination that keeps drawing men back even though they nearly died the first, second or third time. Here you learn all that you could possibly want to know about every unfortunate mission that unsuccessfully sought the Nortwest passage.
This is a beautifully illustrated, coffee table book about the history of Arctic exploration in search of the Northwest Passage. It may be that the reconnection of Hawaii to the rest of the world was the most portentous result of the three centuries of deadly, cruel searching for the Northwest Passage. In more moderntimes, Irish-Canadian artist Vincent Sheridan usedthe stark images of skulls and of the exhumedfrozen bodies of some of Franklin's men to create aseries of prints, A Journey With Franklin. I would have been so much better prepared to appreciate the early explorers' experiences and achievements. Delgado is head of the Vancouver Maritime Museum, where St. Delgado tells these stirring tales in matter-of-fact fashion.