The Arctic: An Anthology features an international mix of classic first-person accounts of exploration, literary travelogues and works of cultural history, natural science and fiction about the North Pole. The contributors include British, American, Scandinavian and Russian explorers such as John Franklin, Fridtjof Nansen, Salomon August Andree, Knud Rasmussen and Robert Peary; novelists such as Jules Verne, Jack London and Barry Lopez; and environmental explorers such as Gretel Ehrlich. It is published alongside the companion volume, The Antarctic: An Anthology.
Publisher: Granta Books
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm
"* 'The terrible beauty of the polar regions has posed a challenge to those who have seen it, causing them to strive grimly to find new ways to describe it... there is some superb nature writing in these collections... [they] display the beauty and vulnerability of these regions, and in doing so explain just what we stand to lose, and how close we are to losing it' Guardian * 'Some real talent - writers who not only know their subject, but who can also discuss it with colour and elegance' Good Book Guide"