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ISBN 13 : 9780810865198
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Download Historical Dictionary of the Discovery and Exploration of the Northwest Passage PDF Format Full Free by Alan Day and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2006-01-03 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Northwest Passage was repeatedly sought for over four centuries. From the first attempt in the late 15th century to Roald Amundsen's famous voyage of 1903-1906 where the feat was first accomplished to expeditions in the late 1940s by the Mounties to discover an even more northern route, author Alan Day covers all aspects of the ongoing quest that excited the imagination of the world. This compendium of explorers, navigators, and expeditions tackles this broad topic with a convenient, but extensive cross-referenced dictionary. A chronology traces the long succession of treks to find the passage, the introduction helps explain what motivated them, and the bibliography provides a means for those wishing to discover more information on this exciting subject.


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ISBN 13 : 0810864061
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ISBN 13 : 0810865289
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ISBN 13 : 9781591585268
Pages : 355 pages
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ISBN 13 : 1442249595
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ISBN 13 : 0810875241
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ISBN 13 : 9781591585251
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ISBN 13 : 9780810868359
Pages : 417 pages
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Download The A to Z of the Discovery and Exploration of the Northwest Passage PDF Format Full Free by Alan Day and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2009-07-01 with total page 417 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Northwest Passage was repeatedly sought for over four centuries. From the first attempt in the late 15th century to Roald Amundsen's famous voyage of 1903-1906 where the feat was first accomplished to expeditions in the late 1940s by the Mounties to discover an even more northern route, author Alan Day covers all aspects of the ongoing quest that excited the imagination of the world. This compendium of explorers, navigators, and expeditions tackles this broad topic with a convenient, but extensive cross-referenced dictionary. A chronology traces the long succession of treks to find the passage, the introduction helps explain what motivated them, and the bibliography provides a means for those wishing to discover more information on this exciting subject.


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ISBN 13 : 0520269950
Pages : 462 pages
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Download Arctic Labyrinth PDF Format Full Free by Glyn Williams and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2010-03 with total page 462 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The elusive dream of locating the Northwest Passage--an ocean route over the top of North America that promised a shortcut to the fabulous wealth of Asia--obsessed explorers for centuries. Until recently these channels were hopelessly choked by impassible ice. Voyagers faced unimaginable horrors--entire ships crushed, mass starvation, disabling frostbite, even cannibalism--in pursuit of a futile goal. Glyn Williams charts the entire sweep of this extraordinary history, from the tiny, woefully equipped vessels of the first Tudor expeditions to the twentieth-century ventures that finally opened the Passage.


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ISBN 13 : 1602231702
Pages : 300 pages
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ISBN 13 : 0230114652
Pages : 386 pages
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ISBN 13 : 1316991652
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ISBN 13 : 1136597611
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ISBN 13 : 9780810875043
Pages : 548 pages
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Download Historical Dictionary of Canada PDF Format Full Free by Barry M. Gough and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2010-10-28 with total page 548 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Canada greatly expands on the first edition through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, and institutions, as well as on significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects. This book is an essential guide to the history of Canada.