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The coldest crucible : Arctic exploration and American culture, Michael F. Robinson

Label
The coldest crucible : Arctic exploration and American culture
Title
The coldest crucible
Title remainder
Arctic exploration and American culture
Statement of responsibility
Michael F. Robinson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the late 1800s, "Arctic Fever" swept across the nation as dozens of American expeditions sailed north to the Arctic to find a sea route to Asia and, ultimately, to stand at the North Pole. Few of these missions were successful, and many men lost their lives en route. Yet failure did little to dampen the enthusiasm of new explorers or the crowds at home that cheered them on. Arctic exploration, Michael F. Robinson argues, was an activity that unfolded in America as much as it did in the wintry hinterland. Paying particular attention to the perils facing explorers at home, The Coldest Crucibl
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robinson, Michael F.
Dewey number
910/.9163/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
G630.A5
LC item number
R63 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arctic regions
  • Explorers
  • Scientists
  • Science
  • Explorateurs
  • Scientifiques
  • Sciences
  • Arctique
  • TRAVEL
  • TRAVEL
  • TRAVEL
  • TRAVEL
  • TRAVEL
  • TRAVEL
  • TRAVEL
  • TRAVEL
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Explorers
  • Science
  • Scientists
  • Arctic Regions
  • United States
  • Expedition
  • Arktis
  • USA
Label
The coldest crucible : Arctic exploration and American culture, Michael F. Robinson
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-197) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Building an Arctic tradition -- A man of science and humanity : Elisha Kent Kane -- An Arctic divided : Isaac Hayes and Charles Hall -- Dying like men : Adolphus Greely -- The new machines : Walter Wellman and Robert Peary -- Savage campaigns : Robert Peary and Frederick Cook
Control code
692204526
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 206 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786612932892
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780226721842
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)692204526
Label
The coldest crucible : Arctic exploration and American culture, Michael F. Robinson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-197) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Building an Arctic tradition -- A man of science and humanity : Elisha Kent Kane -- An Arctic divided : Isaac Hayes and Charles Hall -- Dying like men : Adolphus Greely -- The new machines : Walter Wellman and Robert Peary -- Savage campaigns : Robert Peary and Frederick Cook
Control code
692204526
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 206 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786612932892
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780226721842
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)692204526

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