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The Ice Master

Author : Jennifer Niven
ISBN : 9780786870974
Genre : History
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The Karluk set out in 1913 in search of an undiscovered continent, with the largest scientific staff ever sent into the Arctic. Soon after, winter had begun, they were blown off course by polar storms, the ship became imprisoned in ice, and the expedition was abandoned by its leader. Hundreds of miles from civilization, the castaways had no choice but to find solid ground as they struggled against starvation, snow blindness, disease, exposure--and each other. After almost twelve months battling the elements, twelve survivors were rescued, thanks to the heroic efforts of their captain, Bartlett, the Ice Master, who traveled by foot across the ice and through Siberia to find help. Drawing on the diaries of those who were rescued and those who perished, Jennifer Niven re-creates with astonishing accuracy the ill-fated journey and the crews desperate attempts to find a way home.
Category: History

The Ice Master

Author : James Houston
ISBN : 0771042078
Genre : Fiction
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Two whaling ship captains, a brash Yankee and a young Newfoundlander, clash during their year-long stay among the Inuit of Baffin Island hunting for whales
Category: Fiction

Pilgrims On The Ice

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ISBN : 0803216394
Genre : History
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Robert Falcon Scott?s 1901?4 expedition to the Antarctic was a landmark event in the history of Antarctic exploration, creating a sensation comparable to the Arctic efforts of the American Robert E. Peary. Scott?s initial expedition was also the first step toward the dramatic race to the South Pole in 1912, which resulted in the tragic deaths of Scott and his companions. Since then Scott?s reputation has vacillated between two extremes: Was he a martyred hero, the beau ideal of a brave and selfless explorer, or a bumbling fool whose mistakes killed him and his entire party?øPilgrims on the Ice goes beyond the personality of Scott to remove the first expedition from the shadow of the second, to study objectively its purpose, its composition, and its real accomplishments. This Bison Books edition includes a new preface by the author.
Category: History

Death On The Ice

Author : Cassie Brown
ISBN : 0385673825
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Each year, for generations, poor, ill-clad Newfoundland fisherman sailed out 'to the ice' to hunt seals in the hope of a few penniew in wages from the prosperous merchants of St. John's. The year 1914 witnessed the worst in the long line of tragedies that were part of their harsh way of life. For two long, freezing days and nights a party of seal hunters--one hundred thirty-two men--were left stranded on an icefield floating in the North Atlantic in winter. They were thinly dressed, with almost no food, and with no hope of shelter on the ice against the snow or the constant, bitter winds. To survive they had to keep moving, always moving. Those who lay down to rest died. Heroes emerged--one man froze his lips badly, biting off the icicles that were blinding his comrades. Other men froze in their tracks, or went mad with pain and walked off the edge of the icefield. All the while, ships steamed about nearby, unnoticing. And by the time help arrived, two thirds of the men were dead. This is an incredible story of bungling and greed, of suffering and heroism. The disaster is carefully traced, step by step. With the aid of compelling, contemporary photographs the book paints an unforgettable portrait of the bloody trade of seal hunting among the icefields when ships--and men--were expendable. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Phoenix Inverse Nine Heavens

Author : Tao Huayijiu
ISBN : 9781647819934
Genre : Fiction
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A single mistake on the Road to River Styx had turned him into a poisoned fetus. Not only did he have to pretend to be a man, but he also had to make a fool of himself by pretending to be a popinjay.Fragment I:Feng Ling looked at the peerless pretty boy that had appeared out of thin air on his bed. He then gulped down his saliva. Two strings of captivating red, which seemed to be bursting out from his nostrils ..."If you touch me, you will definitely live a life worse than death!" The pretty boy was enraged."Oh!" How tasty, grandpa, I like that kind of taste! Someone, bring me my whip! And there's the candles I bought yesterday, so I want to love this little beauty a lot, Bahaha! "Fragment II:In the resplendent dragon palace, on top of the bright red bedsheets, "Let go!" Her phoenix-like eyes were wide open as she looked at the large hand resting on her chest. Her breathing was disorderly."The feel of his hand is not bad. It's just that just playing around doesn't seem to be as fun as it should be!" Long Liu gave an evil smile and took out a whip from his ring."It's been such a long time and you still haven't forgotten?" Feng Ling was about to launch a sneak attack when he was caught off guard, but his attack was blocked off by Long Liu's finger."This king has never been treated in such a way by anyone in my life. How could I forget? Today, everything will be repaid a hundredfold ..." He had kept this whip for this very moment.
Category: Fiction

The Ice Child

Author : Elizabeth Cooke
ISBN : 9781504006927
Genre : Fiction
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One of history’s great unsolved mysteries is the basis for Elizabeth Cooke’s exhilarating and deeply moving extreme-adventure novel about Arctic exploration, survival, and the unshakable bond between parents and children In 1845 Sir John Franklin and his crew of 128 men set out for the Arctic in search of the Northwest Passage. They were never seen or heard from again. Now, in an eerie replay of that tragedy, renowned archaeologist and Cambridge professor Douglas Marshall has vanished in Greenland while attempting to solve the centuries-old mystery. When journalist Jo Harper interviews Marshall’s wife, it is the beginning of her own obsession with the lost expedition . . . and with Douglas Marshall. This suspenseful, keenly touching tale of adventure, love, and survival shifts back and forth between the doomed 1845 voyage, told from the perspective of young ship hand Augustus Peterman, and Jo Harper’s present-day relationship with an extraordinary man who will change her profoundly, inspiring her to undertake her own seemingly impossible journey.
Category: Fiction

The Polar Bear

Author : Valerie Tracqui
ISBN : 0785738843
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Follows a polar bear as she raises her cubs until they are old enough to manage for themselves, discusses the dangers that the polar bear faces in the modern world, and introduces other members of the bear family
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Haulin Rope Gaff

Author : Shannon Ryan
ISBN : 0919948529
Genre : Folk songs, Canadian
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Category: Folk songs, Canadian