The Ice Balloon: One Mans Dramatic Attempt to Discover the North Pole Balloon by Alec Wilkinson

ISBN: 9780007460038

Published:

Paperback

239 pages


Description

The Ice Balloon: One Mans Dramatic Attempt to Discover the North Pole  by  Balloon by Alec Wilkinson

The Ice Balloon: One Mans Dramatic Attempt to Discover the North Pole by Balloon by Alec Wilkinson
| Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 239 pages | ISBN: 9780007460038 | 5.66 Mb

In 1897, at the height of the heroic age of Arctic exploration, the visionary Swedish explorer S. A. Andree made a revolutionary attempt to discover the North Pole by flying over it in a hydrogen balloon. Thirty-three years later, his expeditionMoreIn 1897, at the height of the heroic age of Arctic exploration, the visionary Swedish explorer S. A. Andree made a revolutionary attempt to discover the North Pole by flying over it in a hydrogen balloon.

Thirty-three years later, his expedition diaries and papers would be discovered on the ice.Alec Wilkinson uses the explorers papers and contemporary sources to tell the full story of this ambitious voyage, while also showing how the late 19th centurys spirit of exploration and scientific discovery drove over 1,000 explorers to the unforgiving Arctic landscape. Suspenseful and haunting, Wilkinson captures Andrees remarkable adventure and illuminates the detail, beauty, and devastating conditions of traveling and dwelling on the ice.



Enter the sum





Related Archive Books



Related Books


Comments

Comments for "The Ice Balloon: One Mans Dramatic Attempt to Discover the North Pole":


pup-golub-dobrzyn.pl

©2014-2015 | DMCA | Contact us