Polar Obsession

Polar Obsession Author Paul Nicklen
ISBN-10 9781426205118
Release 2009
Pages 239
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A naturalist photographer presents a volume of works depicting the endangered regions of Antarctica and the Arctic, documenting the negative impact of climate change on the lives and habitats of seals, whales and other regional wildlife.



The Last Great Quest

The Last Great Quest Author Max Jones
ISBN-10 9780191622335
Release 2004-11-11
Pages 368
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Scott's last Antarctic expedition is one of the great adventure stories of the twentieth century. On 1 November 1911, a British team set out on the gruelling 800-mile journey across the coldest and highest continent on Earth to travel to the South Pole. Five men battled through unimaginably harsh conditions only to find the Norwegian flag had been planted at the Pole just weeks before. Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Lieutenant Henry Bowers, Petty Officer Edgar Evans, Captain Lawrence Oates, and Dr Edward Wilson all died on the return trek, starved and frozen to death, only eleven miles from a supply camp. In November 1912, a rescue party discovered their last letters and diaries, which told a story of bravery, hardship, and self-sacrifice that shocked the world. Recent decades have seen controversy rage over whether Scott was the last of a line of great Victorian explorers, intent on discovering uncharted lands, or a hopeless incompetent driven by personal ambition. Rejecting the stereotypes, Max Jones reveals a complex figure, a product of the passions and preoccupations of an imperial age. He also shows how heroes are made and manipulated, through a close examination of the unprecedented outpouring of public grief at the news of the death of Scott and his companions. Max Jones uses fascinating new evidence and prevously unseen illustrations to take us back to this remarkable moment in modern history, and tells for the first time the full story of The Last Great Quest.



Narwhals

Narwhals Author Todd McLeish
ISBN-10 9780295804699
Release 2013-06-18
Pages 216
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Among all the large whales on Earth, the most unusual and least studied is the narwhal, the northernmost whale on the planet and the one most threatened by global warming. Narwhals thrive in the fjords and inlets of northern Canada and Greenland. These elusive whales, whose long tusks were the stuff of medieval European myths and Inuit legends, are uniquely adapted to the Arctic ecosystem and are able to dive below thick sheets of ice to depths of up to 1,500 meters in search of their prey-halibut, cod, and squid. Join Todd McLeish as he travels high above the Arctic circle to meet: Teams of scientific researchers studying the narwhal's life cycle and the mysteries of its tusk Inuit storytellers and hunters Animals that share the narwhals' habitat: walruses, polar bears, bowhead and beluga whales, ivory gulls, and two kinds of seals McLeish consults logbooks kept by whalers and explorers and interviews folklorists and historians to tease out the relationship between the real narwhal and the mythical unicorn. In Colorado, he visits climatologists studying changes in the seasonal cycles of the Arctic ice. From a history of the trade in narwhal tusks to descriptions of narwhals' vocalizations as heard through hydrophones, Narwhals reveals the beauty and thrill of the narwhal and its habitat, and the threat it faces from a rapidly changing world. Watch the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHwaqdKyLCQ&list=UUge4MONgLFncQ1w1C_BnHcw&index=9&feature=plcp



The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World Author Peter N. Stearns
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106019293007
Release 2008-03-27
Pages 4096
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Alphabetically-arranged articles cover the history of the world, from the eighteenth century to the present day.



The Kenyon Review

The Kenyon Review Author John Crowe Ransom
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105008447786
Release 1962
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Editor: winter 1939-autumn 1941 J.C. Ransom



National Geographic

National Geographic Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105213125003
Release 2009-12
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HOW TO ACQUIRE BOOKS LISTED IN CURRENT CONTENTS

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Release 1996
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Essays in Graham Greene

Essays in Graham Greene Author Peter Wolfe
ISBN-10 UOM:39015032324488
Release 1992
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Library Journal

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ISBN-10 UCSC:32106017989119
Release 2009
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Arctic Obsession

Arctic Obsession Author Alexis S. Troubetzkoy
ISBN-10 9781770707658
Release 2011-04-06
Pages 304
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More than an account of the human delusion and fortitude in penetrating one of the most inhospitable areas of the world, Arctic Obsession goes beyond the gripping history of northern exploration, of the searches for the Northwest and Northeast Passages. From early medieval times to the twenty-first century, what has been the beguiling attraction of the North? What manner of men were they who boldly ventured into those hostile and unpredictable regions, scores never to return home, swallowed up by the merciless north. Today’s Arctic is developing into tomorrows hot spot. Arctic Obsession dwells on contemporary issues besetting the most fragile part of our globe global warming and environmental, ecological and geo-political concerns. The book also provides an overview of the entire Arctic region, from Canada, Russia, and Alaska to Greenland, Iceland, and the North Sea.



Bi Polar Poetry

Bi Polar Poetry Author Travis Williams
ISBN-10 9781479767076
Release 2013-01-25
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The book Bipolar Poetry : Erasing My Demons is a collection of a struggling young man's thoughts captured in intense rhymes. the words that the author found at both the highest and lowest points of his mental illness truly bring to light the inconsistent, ever changing realities that define the bipolar mind. the writer entangles the feelings of loss, love, faith, anger and doubt together in such a way that leaves you questioning good and evil, and the true clarity of either. Throughout the book the poems and prayers outline the writer's journey into the dark searching for light. Bipolar, or Manic Depressant, young adults are diagnosed more and more in the 21st century, and some extreme accounts of this irrational behavior have even resulted in violent disasters plaguing local and national television. Although the author of this book has never really violently hurt anyone, his rhymes emphasize some of the irrational thoughts that in some less fortunate cases to often result in these sometimes deadly tragedies. the author expressed the reasoning behind this book was to help people better comprehend the inconsistent thought patterns, and inner battles that so many with a mental illness face day in a day out. He also stated that even at his lowest he could never comprehend how some could use mental illness to excuse rape or murder, and he praised God he couldn't.



The Great Polar Fraud

The Great Polar Fraud Author Anthony Galvin
ISBN-10 9781629149684
Release 2014-11-18
Pages 368
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In 1910 Roald Amundsen set off from Oslo toward the North Pole but soon received word that two Americans—Frederick Cook and Robert Peary—each claimed to have reached the Pole ahead of him. Devastated, Amundsen famously went south. For years Cook and Peary tried to convince the world of their claims. Finally the National Geographic Society endorsed Peary, and the matter seemed settled. In May 1926 an American airman, Richard Byrd, flew north in a three-engine plane, and returned with a log showing that he had flow exactly over the geographical North Pole, becoming the third man to reach that mythical spot. National Geographic again supported the claim. However, it is now obvious that Peary claimed distances he could not possibly have achieved, and it is doubtful that Cooke, who had a history of fraud, ever got even close to the pole. Byrd flew further north than anyone before, but he did not have the fuel to have made the journey he claimed—his log was falsified. Just three days after Byrd’s flight, Amundsen reenters the story on an airship traveling across the pole from Svalbard to Alaska, unknowingly passing directly over the pole, becoming the true first to reach it—just as he had been the first at the South Pole. The Great Polar Fraud explores the history of the three men who claimed the pole, their claims, and the subsequent doubts of those claims, effectively rewriting the history of polar exploration and putting Amundsen center stage as the rightful conqueror of both poles.



School Library Journal

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ISBN-10 PSU:000048288491
Release 2001-10
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Immortal Obsession

Immortal Obsession Author Linda Thomas-Sundstrom
ISBN-10 9781460338971
Release 2014-09-01
Pages 304
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As her Protector, he was bound to oblige her every desire. A rogue group of human-hating vampires have overtaken London. But the elite immortals who own much of the city may have found the key to protecting their territory: Madison Chase, an American newscaster investigating a story about missing teenagers. If she can convince someone to help her infiltrate the dangerous faction, she just might stem the bloodletting and find her brother in time…. St. John can't escape his dark family legacy. But the instincts that keep him from being fully human also make him the rogues' worst enemy. His desire for the ethereal redhead is immediate, all-consuming—and forbidden. And as the investigation escalates, Madison must discover if St. John is her trusted Protector—or if she's being seduced by a monster.



America History and Life

America  History and Life Author Eric H. Boehm
ISBN-10 UOM:39015065458310
Release 1998
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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.



I May Be Some Time

I May Be Some Time Author Francis Spufford
ISBN-10 031217442X
Release 1996
Pages 372
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Examines the British obsession with polar exploration, details the danger and mystery that surrounded these distant, unconquered places, and looks into the minds of various explorers as they headed to the North and South Poles.



One Man s Obsession

One Man s Obsession Author Robert McMichael
ISBN-10 UVA:X001298182
Release 1986
Pages 410
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