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Arctic labyrinth

Glyndwr Williams

Arctic labyrinth

the quest for the Northwest Passage

by Glyndwr Williams

  • 13 Want to read
  • 18 Currently reading

Published by Allen Lane in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Northwest Passage -- Discovery and exploration,
  • Northwest Passage -- Description and travel

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 387-413).

    StatementGlyn Williams.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsG640 .W49 2009b
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxix, 439 p. :
    Number of Pages439
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24066427M
    ISBN 109781846141386
    LC Control Number2009483608

      But simply categorizing Glyn Williams's new book as just another book on the topic would completely undervalue the book. Arctic Labyrinth is in fact the first really comprehensive and analytical book written by an authority on the subject that is not limited to a single aspect of the story. Arctic Labyrinth tells more than just the stories surrounding the Northwest Passage—it is a look at how history is formed, the hoaxes and lies as well as the heroes and bravery. Nothing escapes the scrutiny of Glyn Williams in his attempt to understand why the Northwest Passage caught the imagination of generations of explorers, and continues.

      Labyrinth of Ice: The Triumphant and Tragic Greely Polar Expedition by Buddy Levy History pages Expected publication: December 3, , from St. Martin's Press Though we know now what the North Pole is like and have maps that show the shifting-- and melting-- polar ice caps in high resolution, we didn't always know. Explore our list of Boating & Sailing Books at Barnes & Noble®. Receive FREE shipping with your Barnes & Noble Membership. Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. Thank you for your patience. Arctic Labyrinth: The Quest for the Northwest Passage.

    Glyn Williams & Sophia Costley ARCTIC LABYRINTH The Quest for the Northwest Passage 1st Edition 1st Printing Hardcover Berkely, CA University of California Press Fine in a Fine dust jacket. Old Book The Philosophy of Love by Elinor Glyn 1st Ed. GC. $ + $ Shipping. Labyrinth - SIGNED - Kate Mosse - 1st edition - Excellent Seller Rating: % positive. Get this from a library! Arctic labyrinth: the quest for the Northwest Passage. [Glyndwr Williams] -- For centuries British navigators dreamed of finding the Northwest Passage ; the route over the top of North America that promised a short cut to the fabulous wealth of Asia. We now know that several.


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Choose updates about events, new arrivals, sales, and more. On Our Shelves. Browse the Labyrinth; New & Notable; Kids & Y.A. Browse All Sections. Based on the author's exhaustive research, the incredible true story of the Greely Expedition, one of the most harrowing adventures in the annals of polar exploration.

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From the tiny, woefully equipped ships of the first Tudor expeditions, to the icebreakers and nuclear submarines of the modern era, Glyn Williams describes how every form of ingenuity has been used to break through or try to get round the nightmarish ice barriers. Arctic Labyrinth: The Quest for the Northwest Passage The elusive dream of locating the Northwest Passage—an ocean route over the top of North America that promised a shortcut to the fabulous wealth of Asia—obsessed explorers for centuries.

If it’s a cliche to say I couldn’t put this book down, well, too bad: I couldn’t put this book down." —Jess Walter, bestselling author of Beautiful Ruins "Labyrinth of Ice is another masterful narrative by America's premier historiographer of harrowing, character-baring expeditions into the unknown.

A tour de force of vivid detail and Brand: St. Martin''s Publishing Group. In Arctic Labyrinth, Glyn Williams (author of The Death of Captain Cook and Voyages of Delusion) charts the major voyages of the North exploration.

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Labyrinth of Ice tells the true story of the heroic lives and deaths of these voyagers hell-bent on fame and fortune—at any cost—and how their journey changed the world. The Arctic Grail. Professor Glyn Williams is a distinguished naval historian and professor emeritus at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London.

He has been president of the Hakluyt Society and general editor of the records of the Hudson's Bay Company, and has published several volumes on the relationship between the HBC and the exploration of the Canadian Arctic and the Subarctic/5.

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From the tiny, woefully equipped ships of the first Tudor expeditions to the icebreakers and nuclear submarines of the modern era, Glyn Williams describes how every form of ingenuity has been used to break through or try to get round the nightmarish ice barriers.“There it was, the land under 80 degrees, a land of stern magnificence, where icebergs rear up almost to the very mountaintops, and mountain rises above mountain; there it was, inviolate, alive to the raucous voice of millions of birds, the continuous staccato bark of foxes, the castanet click as the hoofs of great herds of deer fell in a swinging trot; there it was, surrounded by waters.