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Author Williams, Glyndwr

Title Arctic labyrinth : the quest for the Northwest Passage / Glyn Williams

Publ Info Berkeley : University of California Press, 2010
Edition First University of California Press edition
 RWU Main Library  G640 .W49 2010    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  G640 .W49 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  G640 W49 2009    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  G640 .W49 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xix, 439 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm
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Note Originally published: London : Allen Lane, 2009
Includes bibliographical references (p. 387-413) and index
Contents Prologue : 'There is no land unhabitable nor sea innavigable' -- 'All is not golde that glistereth' : the expeditions of Martin Frobisher -- 'The passage ismost probable'; 'there is no passage nor hope of passage' : the views of John Davis and William Baffin -- 'A sea to the westward' : the discovery of Hudson Bay -- 'To seek a needle in a bottle of hay' : the rival voyages of Luke Foxe and Thomas James -- 'Northward to find out the Straits if Anian' : the tragic voyage of James Knight -- 'The maritime philosophers stone' : the vision of Arthur Dobbs -- 'I left the print of my feet in blood' : Samuel Hearne and the speculative geographers -- 'No information could be had from maps' : James Cook's final voage -- 'Insults in the name of science to modern navigation' : fantasy voyages through the Northwest Passage -- 'Our prospects were truly exhilarating' : the gateway of Lancaster Sound -- 'The man who ate his boots' : John Franklin goes overland -- 'This set us all castle-building' : the later voyages of Edward Parry -- 'The very borders of the grave' : the ordeal of the Rosses -- 'To fill up the small blank on the northern charts' : the explorations of Back, Dease and Simpson -- 'So little now remains to be done' : the last voyage of John Franklin -- 'Franklin's winter quarters!' : clues on the ice -- 'The Northwest Passage discovered!' : the Pacific approach of McClure and Collinson -- 'A thorough downright catastrophe' : the search expedition of Edward Belcher -- 'They fell down and died as they walked' : the fate of Franklin's crews -- 'My dream since childhood' : Roald Amundsen and the passage -- 'I felt that I was on hallowed ground' : the voyages of Henry Larsen -- Epilogue : the Northwest Passage and climate change
LC subject Northwest Passage -- Discovery and exploration
Northwest Passage -- Description and travel
ISBN 9780520266278 (cloth : alk. paper)
0520266277 (cloth : alk. paper)