A Wretched and Precarious Situation

A Wretched and Precarious Situation

In Search of the Last Arctic Frontier

Book - 2017
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In 1906, from atop a snow-swept hill in the ice fields northwest of Greenland, hundreds of miles from another human being, Commander Robert E. Peary spotted a line of mysterious peaks looming in the distance. He called this unexplored realm "Crocker Land." Scientists and explorers agreed that the world-famous explorer had discovered a new continent. Several years later, two of Peary's disciples, George Borup and Donald MacMillan, assembled a team of amateur adventurers to investigate Crocker Land. What followed was a sequence of events that none of the explorers imagined possible. The men endured howling blizzards, food shortages, isolation, a drunken sea captain, disease, dissension, and a horrific crime.

Populated with a cast of memorable characters and based on years of research in previously untapped sources, A Wretched and Precarious Situation is a classic of Arctic adventure.
16 pages of illustrations

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780393254419
Characteristics: viii, 502 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Call Number: 910.9113 WEL


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