Ninety Degrees North: The Quest for the North Pole

by

Write The First Customer Review

In the mid-19th century the North Pole was a mystery. Some believed that it was an island of basalt in a warm crystal sea. Explorers who tried to penetrate the real icy wastes failed or died. But after Sir John Franklin disappeared with all his men in 1845, serious efforts began to be made to find the true Northernmost point of the globe. Fergus Fleming's book is a vivid, witty history of the disasters that ensued. The new explorers included Elisha Kane, a sickly man and useless commander, who led his team close to death in ...

Ninety Degrees North: The Quest for the North Pole 2003, Grove Press

ISBN-13: 9780802140364

Trade paperback

Select
Ninety Degrees North: The Quest for the North Pole 2002, Granta Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781862075351

New edition

Paperback

Select
Ninety Degrees North: The Quest for the North Pole 2002, Grove/Atlantic, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780802117250

Hardcover

Select
Ninety Degrees North: The Quest for the North Pole 2001, Granta Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781862074491

Hardcover

Select