The Resource Journey to the Arctic : the true story of the disastrous 1871 mission to the North Pole, edited by E. Vale Blake ; introduction by Peter Stark, (electronic resource)

Journey to the Arctic : the true story of the disastrous 1871 mission to the North Pole, edited by E. Vale Blake ; introduction by Peter Stark, (electronic resource)

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Journey to the Arctic : the true story of the disastrous 1871 mission to the North Pole
Title
Journey to the Arctic
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the true story of the disastrous 1871 mission to the North Pole
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edited by E. Vale Blake ; introduction by Peter Stark
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eng
Summary
An astonishing tale of being stranded in the Arctic Ice."While floating down on the ice-floe, in the midst of dirt and darkness, hungry and cold... I wondered at myself that I could have learned, in a few short months, to have eaten such things, and submitted to such practices, as but few civilized persons have ever been called to endure."In June of 1871, navigator George E. Tyson and the Polaris sailed forth from New York to pursue an American dream--to be the first expedition to explore the icy waters of the North Pole. Led by Captain Hall, veteran Arctic explorer, and funded with a $50,000 grant from the U.S. Congress, it seemed the Polaris would not fail. But the voyage was doomed from the start: impassable ice-floes, a crew that couldn't get along, and eventually the poisoning and untimely death of Captain Hall. Finally, as winter approached, Tyson and half the crew found themselves stranded on the Arctic ice, incapable of reconnecting with their ship. They would not be rescued for six months. Through Tyson's detailed notes and a journal written upon the ice, Journey to the Arctic tells the harrowing tale of survival, slow starvation, and of men turned wild in frigid climes. This definitive edition includes original engravings of the explorers and their findings, charts and maps of their journey, and a new introduction by famed adventure essayist and Arctic exploration expert Peter Stark.78 b/w illustrations
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VALIL
Dewey number
919.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
G670 1871
LC item number
.T97 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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adult
Journey to the Arctic : the true story of the disastrous 1871 mission to the North Pole, edited by E. Vale Blake ; introduction by Peter Stark, (electronic resource)
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Journey to the Arctic : the true story of the disastrous 1871 mission to the North Pole, edited by E. Vale Blake ; introduction by Peter Stark, (electronic resource)
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  • Originally published in 1874 as: Arctic experiences : containing Capt. George E. Tyson's wonderful drift on the ice-floe, a history of the Polaris expedition, the cruise of the Tigress, and rescue of the Polaris survivors
  • Includes index
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1 online resource (486 pages)
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9781626364806
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(electronic bk.)
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illustrations, map.
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