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The ice balloon : one man's dramatic attempt to discover the North Pole by balloon, Alec Wilkinson

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The ice balloon : one man's dramatic attempt to discover the North Pole by balloon
Title
The ice balloon
Title remainder
one man's dramatic attempt to discover the North Pole by balloon
Statement of responsibility
Alec Wilkinson
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The story of the only person to attempt to reach the North Pole by balloon, and the golden age of Polar Exploration. In August 1930 a Norwegian sloop sailing in the Arctic Ocean moored at a remote island. Here, the crew members found a body leaning against a rock. When they saw a large monogram 'A' on the body's jacket, they realized who the unfortunate adventurer had been: S. A. Andree, the Swede who, in 1897, set off to discover the North Pole, one of the last unmapped places on earth. The Ice Balloon is the story of the heroic era of polar exploration, and the dream of conquering one of the most inhumane landscapes on earth. In this golden age of discovery, Andree's ambition was the most original and remarkable. For, of the thousand or so people who had gone looking for the Pole, most of whom perished on the way, only Andree used a balloon."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
910.9113
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
G700 1897
LC item number
.W55 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
The ice balloon : one man's dramatic attempt to discover the North Pole by balloon, Alec Wilkinson
Label
The ice balloon : one man's dramatic attempt to discover the North Pole by balloon, Alec Wilkinson
Publication
Note
Paperback edition published: 2013
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Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [237]-239)
  • Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
14125007
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Dimensions
23 cm.
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Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9780007445882
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a572284
  • (OCoLC)757147034
  • (Nz)14125007

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