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.
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Published October 1, 1999
by Facts on File.
History, Travel, War, Professional & Technical.