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The Resource Icebound : shipwrecked at the edge of the world, Andrea Pitzer

Icebound : shipwrecked at the edge of the world, Andrea Pitzer

Label
Icebound : shipwrecked at the edge of the world
Title
Icebound
Title remainder
shipwrecked at the edge of the world
Statement of responsibility
Andrea Pitzer
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The human story has always been one of perseverance-often against remarkable odds. The most astonishing survival tale of all might be that of 16th-century Dutch explorer William Barents and his crew of sixteen, who ventured farther north than any Europeans before and, on their third polar exploration, lost their ship off the frozen coast of Nova Zembla to unforgiving ice. The men would spend the next year fighting off ravenous polar bears, gnawing hunger, and endless winter. In Icebound, Andrea Pitzer masterfully combines a gripping tale of survival with a sweeping history of the great Age of Exploration-a time of hope, adventure, and seemingly unlimited geographic frontiers. At the story's center is William Barents, one of the 16th century's greatest navigators whose larger-than-life ambitions and obsessive quest to chart a path through the deepest, most remote regions of the Arctic ended in both tragedy and glory. Journalist Pitzer did extensive research, learning how to use four-hundred-year-old navigation equipment, setting out on three Arctic expeditions to retrace Barents's steps, and visiting replicas of Barents's ship and cabin. "A visceral, thrilling account full of tantalizing surprises" (Andrea Barrett, author of The Voyage of the Narwhal ), Pitzer's reenactment of Barents's ill-fated journey shows us how the human body can function at twenty degrees below, the history of mutiny, the art of celestial navigation, and the intricacies of building shelters. But above all, it gives us a first-hand glimpse into the true nature of human courage"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pitzer, Andrea
Dewey number
910.9163/27
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
G700 1596
LC item number
.P58 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Barentsz, Willem
  • Arctic regions
  • Northeast Passage
  • Nova?ia Zeml?ia (Russia)
Target audience
adult
Label
Icebound : shipwrecked at the edge of the world, Andrea Pitzer
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of maps -- The open Polar Sea -- Off the edge of the map -- Death in the Arctic -- Sailing for the Pole -- Castaways -- The safe house -- The King of Nova Zembla -- The midnight sun and the false dawn -- Escape -- Staggering homeward -- Coda: The shores of Nova Zembla
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xi, 301 pages
Isbn
9781982113346
Lccn
2020040922
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1228899641
  • (OCoLC)1228899641
  • 2076211
Label
Icebound : shipwrecked at the edge of the world, Andrea Pitzer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of maps -- The open Polar Sea -- Off the edge of the map -- Death in the Arctic -- Sailing for the Pole -- Castaways -- The safe house -- The King of Nova Zembla -- The midnight sun and the false dawn -- Escape -- Staggering homeward -- Coda: The shores of Nova Zembla
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xi, 301 pages
Isbn
9781982113346
Lccn
2020040922
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1228899641
  • (OCoLC)1228899641
  • 2076211

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