Across the Top of the World by James P. Delgado
The Quest for the Northwest Passage

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Across the Top of the World is a vivid retelling of one of the most enduring quests in the history of exploration and discovery--the NorthwestPassage. It covers the earliest endeavors in the sixteenth century, the many ill-fated expeditions that followed, the successful crossing in 1905,and the scientific work conducted in the Northwest Passage today. The bookis beautifully illustrated and gives readers a true sense of the harsh realities of the landscapes and seascapes traversed. Among the books many highlights are the use of explorers' published accounts, the ill-fated Franklin Expedition in 1845-1847, historic and contemporary color photographs of significant artifacts, and contemporary images of the Northwest Passage from the air, land, and water.

About James P. Delgado

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James P. Delgado, PhD, FRGS, RPA, has a long list of accomplishments. Wearing his many hats as historian, curator, land and sea archaeologist, scientist, researcher, deep-sea diver, television host, museum director, lecturer, author and storyteller, Dr. Delgado has built an incredible foundation of knowledge and experience in his field. Author of over 30 books, Delgado is known as one of the leading experts in world maritime history. He was the Executive Director of the Vancouver Maritime Museum for 15 years. In 2006, he became the Executive Director of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology (INA) and moved into the role of President in April, 2008. He is a Fellow of The Royal Geographical Society, London and of The Explorer's Club, New York.
Published October 1, 1999 by Facts on File. 240 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Readers who wish to read further about the Arctic would do well to have Delgado's book handy as they read Parry's journals or Barry Lopez's beautiful Arctic Dreams.

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