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Across the Top of the World: The Quest for the Northwest Passage

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Across the Top of the World is a vivid retelling of one of the most enduring quests in the history of exploration and discovery--the NorthwestPassage. It covers the earliest endeavors in the sixteenth century, the many ill-fated expeditions that followed, the successful crossing in 1905,and the scientific work conducted in the Northwest Passage today. The bookis beautifully illustrated and gives readers a true sense of the harsh realities of the landscapes and seascapes traversed. Among the books many highlights are the use of explorers' published accounts, the ill-fated Franklin Expedition in 1845-1847, historic and contemporary color photographs of significant artifacts, and contemporary images of the Northwest Passage from the air, land, and water.

Synopsis:

This updated edition of the highly acclaimed and comprehensive encyclopedia chronicles more than a millennium of African-American people, places, culture, politics, and history.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 212-221) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780816041244
Subtitle:
The Quest for the Northwest Passage
Author:
Delgado, James P.
Publisher:
Facts on File
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Discovery and exploration
Subject:
America
Subject:
Polar Regions
Subject:
Northwest passage
Subject:
Northwest Passage Discovery and exploration.
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Copyright:
Publication Date:
October 1999
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
11.34x9.37x.88 in. 2.68 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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