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Cambridge Library Collection - Polar Exploration: The Official Report of the Recent Arctic Expedition (Paperback)
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Cambridge Library Collection - Polar Exploration: The Official Report of the Recent Arctic Expedition (Paperback)

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Paperback 106 Pages / Published: 22/12/2011
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In 1875, Sir George Strong Nares (1831-1915) set out for the Arctic in command of the ships Alert and Discovery, hoping to reach the North Pole and find the rumoured Open Polar Sea that surrounded it. The Official Report, published in 1876, recounts his fifteenth-month journey in lively and often harrowing detail, describing freezing temperatures, frostbite and scurvy, vast, uncharted landscapes and treacherous, ice-choked waterways. It records the progress of the British Arctic Expedition with the scrupulous detail of a ship's log, providing valuable insights into the logistical complexities and human costs of Polar exploration. 'We had arrived on the shore of the Arctic Ocean finding it exactly the opposite of an Open Polar Sea', Nares notes ruefully. A two-volume popular account of the voyage, published in 1878, is also reissued in this series.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108041539
Number of pages: 106
Weight: 150 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 6 mm

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