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The Resource Labyrinth of ice : the triumphant and tragic Greely polar expedition, Buddy Levy

Labyrinth of ice : the triumphant and tragic Greely polar expedition, Buddy Levy

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Labyrinth of ice : the triumphant and tragic Greely polar expedition
Title
Labyrinth of ice
Title remainder
the triumphant and tragic Greely polar expedition
Statement of responsibility
Buddy Levy
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Based on the author's exhaustive research, the incredible true story of the Greely Expedition, one of the most harrowing adventures in the annals of polar exploration. In July 1881, Lt. A.W. Greely and his crew of 24 scientists and explorers were bound for the last region unmarked on global maps. Their goal: Farthest North. What would follow was one of the most extraordinary and terrible voyages ever made. Greely and his men confronted every possible challenge-vicious wolves, sub-zero temperatures, and months of total darkness-as they set about exploring one of the most remote, unrelenting environments on the planet. In May 1882, they broke the 300-year-old record, and returned to camp to eagerly await the resupply ship scheduled to return at the end of the year. Only nothing came. 250 miles south, a wall of ice prevented any rescue from reaching them. Provisions thinned and a second winter descended. Back home, Greely's wife worked tirelessly against government resistance to rally a rescue mission. Months passed, and Greely made a drastic choice: he and his men loaded the remaining provisions and tools onto their five small boats, and pushed off into the treacherous waters. After just two weeks, dangerous floes surrounded them. Now new dangers awaited: insanity, threats of mutiny, and cannibalism. As food dwindled and the men weakened, Greely's expedition clung desperately to life. Labyrinth of Ice tells the true story of the heroic lives and deaths of these voyagers hell-bent on fame and fortune-at any cost-and how their journey changed the world"--
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1960-
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Levy, Buddy
Dewey number
910.9163/27
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
G670 1881
LC item number
.L48 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lady Franklin Bay Expedition
  • Greely, A. W.
  • Arctic regions
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Labyrinth of ice : the triumphant and tragic Greely polar expedition, Buddy Levy
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1079866916
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 376 pages
Isbn
9781250182197
Lccn
2019034039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
System control number
(OCoLC)1079866916
Label
Labyrinth of ice : the triumphant and tragic Greely polar expedition, Buddy Levy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1079866916
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 376 pages
Isbn
9781250182197
Lccn
2019034039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
System control number
(OCoLC)1079866916

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