The Resource Arctic labyrinth : the quest for the Northwest Passage, Glyn Williams

Arctic labyrinth : the quest for the Northwest Passage, Glyn Williams

Label
Arctic labyrinth : the quest for the Northwest Passage
Title
Arctic labyrinth
Title remainder
the quest for the Northwest Passage
Statement of responsibility
Glyn Williams
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. Until recently these channels were hopelessly choked by impassible ice. Voyagers faced unimaginable horrors--entire ships crushed, mass starvation, disabling frostbite, even cannibalism--in pursuit of a futile goal. Glyn Williams charts the entire sweep of this extraordinary history, from the tiny, woefully equipped vessels of the first Tudor expeditions to the twentieth-century ventures that finally opened the Passage
Cataloging source
DLC
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Williams, Glyndwr
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
G640
LC item number
.W49 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Northwest Passage
  • Northwest Passage
  • Arctic Ocean
  • Nordwestpassage
  • Großbritannien
  • Nordwestpassage
  • Großbritannien
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Travel
  • Expedition
  • Expedition
Label
Arctic labyrinth : the quest for the Northwest Passage, Glyn Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Allen Lane, 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 387-413) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 'I left the print of my feet in blood' : Samuel Hearne and the speculative geographers
  • 'No information could be had from maps' : James Cook's final voage
  • 'Insults in the name of science to modern navigation' : fantasy voyages through the Northwest Passage
  • 'Our prospects were truly exhilarating' : the gateway of Lancaster Sound
  • 'The man who ate his boots' : John Franklin goes overland
  • 'This set us all castle-building' : the later voyages of Edward Parry
  • 'The very borders of the grave' : the ordeal of the Rosses
  • 'To fill up the small blank on the northern charts' : the explorations of Back, Dease and Simpson
  • 'So little now remains to be done' : the last voyage of John Franklin
  • 'Franklin's winter quarters!' : clues on the ice
  • Prologue:
  • 'The Northwest Passage discovered!' : the Pacific approach of McClure and Collinson
  • 'A thorough downright catastrophe' : the search expedition of Edward Belcher
  • 'They fell down and died as they walked' : the fate of Franklin's crews
  • 'My dream since childhood' : Roald Amundsen and the passage
  • 'I felt that I was on hallowed ground' : the voyages of Henry Larsen
  • Epilogue:
  • The Northwest Passage and climate change
  • 'There is no land unhabitable nor sea innavigable'
  • 'All is not golde that glistereth' : the expeditions of Martin Frobisher
  • 'The passage ismost probable'; 'there is no passage nor hope of passage' : the views of John Davis and William Baffin
  • 'A sea to the westward' : the discovery of Hudson Bay
  • 'To seek a needle in a bottle of hay' : the rival voyages of Luke Foxe and Thomas James
  • 'Northward to find out the Straits if Anian' : the tragic voyage of James Knight
  • 'The maritime philosophers stone' : the vision of Arthur Dobbs
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st University of California Press ed.
Extent
xix, 439 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780520266278
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009035546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)435628953
  • (OCoLC)ocn435628953
Label
Arctic labyrinth : the quest for the Northwest Passage, Glyn Williams
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Allen Lane, 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 387-413) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 'I left the print of my feet in blood' : Samuel Hearne and the speculative geographers
  • 'No information could be had from maps' : James Cook's final voage
  • 'Insults in the name of science to modern navigation' : fantasy voyages through the Northwest Passage
  • 'Our prospects were truly exhilarating' : the gateway of Lancaster Sound
  • 'The man who ate his boots' : John Franklin goes overland
  • 'This set us all castle-building' : the later voyages of Edward Parry
  • 'The very borders of the grave' : the ordeal of the Rosses
  • 'To fill up the small blank on the northern charts' : the explorations of Back, Dease and Simpson
  • 'So little now remains to be done' : the last voyage of John Franklin
  • 'Franklin's winter quarters!' : clues on the ice
  • Prologue:
  • 'The Northwest Passage discovered!' : the Pacific approach of McClure and Collinson
  • 'A thorough downright catastrophe' : the search expedition of Edward Belcher
  • 'They fell down and died as they walked' : the fate of Franklin's crews
  • 'My dream since childhood' : Roald Amundsen and the passage
  • 'I felt that I was on hallowed ground' : the voyages of Henry Larsen
  • Epilogue:
  • The Northwest Passage and climate change
  • 'There is no land unhabitable nor sea innavigable'
  • 'All is not golde that glistereth' : the expeditions of Martin Frobisher
  • 'The passage ismost probable'; 'there is no passage nor hope of passage' : the views of John Davis and William Baffin
  • 'A sea to the westward' : the discovery of Hudson Bay
  • 'To seek a needle in a bottle of hay' : the rival voyages of Luke Foxe and Thomas James
  • 'Northward to find out the Straits if Anian' : the tragic voyage of James Knight
  • 'The maritime philosophers stone' : the vision of Arthur Dobbs
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st University of California Press ed.
Extent
xix, 439 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780520266278
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009035546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)435628953
  • (OCoLC)ocn435628953

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