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Ninety Degrees North: The Quest for the North Pole - Fergus Fleming
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[SR: 854333], Hardcover, [EAN: 9781862074491], Granta Books, Granta Books, Book, [PU: Granta Books], 2001-08-22, Granta Books, Drawing on unpublished archives and forgotten journals, Fleming tells the story of the North Pole with consummate craftmanship and wit., The 19th-century equivalent of the race to land man on the Moon was the search for the Arctic pole, a story recounted in Fergus Fleming's Ninety Degrees North: The Quest for the North Pole. The contest began with efforts to find Sir John Franklin, who had been lost searching for the Northwest passage, but soon became a hunt for the legendary "open polar sea" in which earnest Americans, methodical Brits, strong and silent Scandinavians and even a dashing Italian prince endured the ice for months (years in some cases) in the name of patriotism. In the end, as Fleming shows, there were no real winners, but merely disputes over whose navigational geometry was most authentic; the race became instead a competition for who could get there in the most original manner--be it with ironclad ships, balloons, skis, airships or motorbikes. Only in the last 40 years did it occur to the intrepid that two feet might be best. But unlike the with Antarctica, the real epic here was not the discovery of the North Pole, but outlasting the snows, floes and Eskimoes and returning with crew intact. This book isn't a patch on Francis Spufford's stylish and prizewinning I May Be Some Time: Ice and the English Imagination, but for bringing together the accounts of the best known of the Arctic adventurers, especially the Americans and the Swedes, Fleming is to be praised.--Miles Taylor, 278066, Discovery & Exploration, 271389, Other Historical Subjects, 65, History, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 271604, Arctic, Antarctic & Other Lands, 771708, Countries & Regions, 65, History, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 923004, Higher Education, 922234, Education, 278028, Earth Sciences & Geography, 57, Science & Nature, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 83, Travel & Holiday, 276601, Atlases & Maps, 400040, Countries & Regions, 279792, Guidebook Series, 279898, Speciality Travel, 279915, Travel Writing, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books

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London: Granta Books, 2001. FINE condition in a VERY GOOD (lightly rubbed) Dust Jacket. NO chips. NO tears. NOT price clipped (£20.00). This 2001 British edition is the true first printing. It precedes the first American edition (Grove Press) which was not published until the following year. A bright, shiny, clean, square, tight copy. Corners are NOT bumped. Inner hinges are perfect. NO owner's name or bookplate. NO remainder mark. Pages are clean and crisp. NO underlining. NO highlighting. NO margin notes. Illustrated with 24 pages of vintage photos. List of chapter notes/sources. Bibliography. Index. Bound in the original blue boards, stamped in shiny silver on the spine. First printing, with "First Published in Great Britain by Granta Books 2001" and a complete number row (13579 10 8642) on the copyright page. From the Dust Jacket: "Drawing on unpublished archives and long-forgotten journals, Fleming tells the story of the North Pole with consummate craftsmanship and wit. NINETY DEGREES NORTH is a riveting saga of humankind's search for the ultimate goal." Keywords: Arctic exploration. Polar exploration. Fridtjof Nansen. Robert Edwin Peary. Charles Francis Hall. . First Printing of the First Edition. Hardcover. Fine condition/Very Good dust jacket. 8vo. xxvi, 470pp. + 24 plates. Great Packaging, Fast Shipping., Granta Books, 2001

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Ninety Degrees North: The Quest for the North Pole
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Fergus Fleming

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Ninety Degrees North: The Quest for the North Pole

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9781862074491

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9781862074491
ISBN (ISBN-10): 1862074496
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Publishing year: 2001
Publisher: GRANTA BOOKS

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ISBN/EAN: 9781862074491

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