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ACROSS THE ARCTIC OCEAN: ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE LAST GREAT POLAR JOURNEY. Sir Wally Herbert and Huw Lewis-Jones. Thames and Hudson Ltd, London, 2015. Published in the U.S.A. by Thames and Hudson Inc., New York. 240 pp. with 157 ills. (86 col.). 27 x 22 cm. ISBN 9780500252147 In English.
This title is offered as a special-order item. Publisher's description: On February 21, 1968, Wally Herbert and his team of three companions and forty huskies set out from Point Barrow, Alaska, embarking on a route that would take them some 3,800 miles over sixteen months, across the North Pole and the frozen Arctic Ocean via its longest axis. Though their achievement was overshadowed by the Apollo moon landing, it stands today as one of the greatest expeditions of all time. Featuring an impressive team of expert commentators and illustrated with stunning photographs, this exceptional photography book is an engrossing firsthand record of an astonishing journey one that will probably never be repeated. The Arctic Ocean as a whole is attracting worldwide attention because of global warming, the shrinking ice cap, the opening up of new northerly trade routes, and competition between nations for potentially vast untapped mineral resources. Across the Arctic Ocean is therefore a truly timely account of the last great frontier in a rapidly changing world and will appeal to all those interested in exploration, polar science, the great outdoors, and human endeavor.
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Worldwide Number: 166912
Hardcover $39.95t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title) nota bene: See Comment Above.

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