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Icebound : shipwrecked at the edge of the world / Andrea Pitzer.

Pitzer, Andrea, (author.).

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  • 1 of 3 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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1 current hold with 3 total copies.

Summary:

"The human story has always been one of perseverance--often against remarkable odds. The most astonishing survival tale of all might be that of 16th-century Dutch explorer William Barents and his crew of sixteen, who ventured farther north than any Europeans before and, on their third polar exploration, lost their ship off the frozen coast of Nova Zembla to unforgiving ice. The men would spend the next year fighting off ravenous polar bears, gnawing hunger, and endless winter. In Icebound, Andrea Pitzer masterfully combines a gripping tale of survival with a sweeping history of the great Age of Exploration--a time of hope, adventure, and seemingly unlimited geographic frontiers." -- Provided by publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 910.9163 PIT 2021 (Text) 33892100719674 Adult New Books Book None 01/26/2021 Checked out 03/23/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781982113346
  • ISBN: 1982113340
  • Physical Description: xi, 301 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Maps on endpapers.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-285) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
List of maps -- The open Polar Sea -- Off the edge of the map -- Death in the Arctic -- Sailing for the Pole -- Castaways -- The safe house -- The King of Nova Zembla -- The midnight sun and the false dawn -- Escape -- Staggering homeward -- Coda: The shores of Nova Zembla.
Summary, etc.:
"The human story has always been one of perseverance--often against remarkable odds. The most astonishing survival tale of all might be that of 16th-century Dutch explorer William Barents and his crew of sixteen, who ventured farther north than any Europeans before and, on their third polar exploration, lost their ship off the frozen coast of Nova Zembla to unforgiving ice. The men would spend the next year fighting off ravenous polar bears, gnawing hunger, and endless winter. In Icebound, Andrea Pitzer masterfully combines a gripping tale of survival with a sweeping history of the great Age of Exploration--a time of hope, adventure, and seemingly unlimited geographic frontiers." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Barentsz, Willem, approximately 1550-1597 > Travel > Arctic regions.
Arctic regions > Discovery and exploration > Dutch.
Northeast Passage > Discovery and exploration > Dutch.
Novai͡a Zemli͡a (Russia) > Discovery and exploration > Dutch.
Genre: Travel writing.

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