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Arctic Obsession:The Lure of the Far North(Hardback)

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ITEM#: 13496108

ALEXIS S. TROUBETZKOY was born in Paris, France of a Russian princely family. He is the author of Imperial Legend and of A Brief History of the Crimean War. He is a member of Association of Russian-American Scholars in the U.S.A. He resides in Toronto.

The epic history of the explorers and adventurers who risked -- and sometimes lost -- their lives in the quest to conquer and claim the Arctic.

Ever since approximately 325 BC, the Arctic has been the backdrop for tales of triumph and disaster, of hardship and horrors endured by those who were drawn to the northern latitudes. For centuries the major world powers sponsored teams of explorers seeking trade routes as well as the chance to claim new territories. These commercial interests brought them into contact with natives, who at first saw white crews die in the forbidding landscape they called home only to later succumb to disease, alcohol, and the drastic environmental changes wrought by global trade.

At a time when global warming is drastically altering the region, Arctic Obsession chronicles an age when the Arctic remained one of the last unconquered places on Earth.


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ISBN 9780312625030
Genre HISTORY / Polar Regions
Format Hardcover
Pages 302
Publisher Date 2011-09-27 00:00:00.0
Publisher Thomas Dunne Books
Copyright Year 2011
Height 9.0 in
Wdth 6.0 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 1.4 lb
Language English
Subtitle The Lure of the Far North
Audience General/trade
Authors Troubetzkoy, Alexis S.
Country of Origin United States

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