The atlas of 1816 was littered with blanks. What was the North Pole? Was there a Northwest passage? What lay at the heart of Africa? Did Antarctica exist? In his quest to find the answers to these questions John Barrow, Second Secretary to the Admiralty, launched the most ambitious programme of exploration the world had ever seen. Between 1816 and 1845 his hand-picked teams of elite naval officers scoured the globe's empty spaces. Often at odds with each other and working in utterly surreal conditions - cocked hats in the ...

Barrow'S Boys 2001, Granta Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781862075023

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Barrow's Boys 2000, Atlantic Monthly Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780871138040

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Barrow'S Boys 1999, Granta Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781862072862

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Barrow's Boys 1998, Granta Books (Uk), London, England

ISBN-13: 9781862071735

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