On the Polar Star in the Arctic Sea 2 Volume Set - Cambridge Library Collection - Polar Exploration
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On the Polar Star in the Arctic Sea 2 Volume Set - Cambridge Library Collection - Polar Exploration

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Multiple copy pack 786 Pages / Published: 22/05/2014
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Prince Luigi Amedeo of Savoy, a grandson of King Vittorio Emanuele II of Italy, was well known as a mountaineer and traveller when, in 1899, he organised an expedition to the Arctic, obtaining a steam whaling ship in Oslo which he renamed the Stella Polare. His ambition was to reach the highest possible latitude (and possibly the North Pole itself) by careful logistical arrangements, wintering on the ice in Franz Josef Land and using dog-sledges to travel further north. He also intended a scientific survey of the area in which the team passed the winter. His account of the expedition was published in Italian in 1902 and this two-volume English translation by William Le Queux (better known as the author of sensationalist spy and crime novels) appeared in 1903. Volume 1 recounts the genesis and progress of the expedition, and Volume 2 gives detailed accounts of the two sledge journeys.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108072212
Number of pages: 786
Weight: 1250 g
Dimensions: 244 x 170 x 43 mm

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