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The Ice Balloon: S. A. Andree and the Heroic Age of Arctic Exploration
By Blackstone on Brilliance Audio
ean: 9781721321742, isbn: 1721321748,
4.2 out of 5 stars with 48 reviews
In this grand and astonishing account, Alec Wilkinson brings us the story of S. A. Andrée, the visionary Swedish aeronaut who, in 1897, during the great age of Arctic endeavor, left to discover the North Pole by flying to it in a hydrogen balloon. Called by a British military officer ''the most original and remarkable attempt ever made in Arctic exploration,'' Andrée's expedition was followed by nearly the entire world, and it made him an international legend.The Ice Balloon begins in the
Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube: Chasing Fear and Finding Home in the Great White North
4.5 out of 5 stars with 38 reviews
A rich and revelatory memoir of a young woman confronting her fears and finding home in the North.
Blair Braverman fell in love with the North at an early age: By the time she was 19, she had left her home in California, moved to Norway to learn how to drive sled dogs, and worked as a tour guide on a glacier in Alaska.
By turns funny and sobering, bold and tender, Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube charts Blair's endeavor to become a ''tough girl'' - someone who courts danger in an attempt to
An Empire of Ice: Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science
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ean: 9781452633145, isbn: 1452633142,
4.0 out of 5 stars with 32 reviews
Published to coincide with the centenary of the first expeditions to reach the South Pole, An Empire of Ice presents a fascinating new take on Antarctic exploration. Retold with added information, it's the first book to place the famed voyages of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, his British rivals Robert Scott and Ernest Shackleton, and others in a larger scientific, social, and geopolitical context.Efficient, well prepared, and focused solely on the goal of getting to his destination and
The Longest Road: Overland in Search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean
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ean: 9781622311958, isbn: 1622311957,
4.0 out of 5 stars with 108 reviews
September 1996 found Philip Caputo on Barter Island, a wind-scoured rock in the Beaufort Sea populated by two hundred Inupiat and a handful of whites. As he gazed upon an American flag above the only school for a hundred and fifty miles, he marveled that the children in that school pledged allegiance to the same flag as the children of Cuban immigrants on Key West, almost six thousand miles away. Awed by America's vastness and diversity and filled with a renewed appreciation for its