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The Quest for the Northwest Passage: Exploring the elusive route through Canada's Arctic waters

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For centuries, Europeans sought the elusive Northwest Passage that would link Europe to the Far East and China. Early visitors to Canada's northern coasts included Viking sailors and Basque whalers. Then came the prominent explorers -- John Cabot, Vasco da Gama,…
The Arctic Grail: The Quest For The Northwest Passage And The North Pole, 1818-1909

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The complete saga of the pursuit for two of the world's greatest geographical prizes--the elusive Passage linking the Atlantic and Pacific, and the North Pole.
The Quest For The Northwest Passage: Knowledge, Nation And Empire, 1576-1806

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These essays trace the history of the British search for the Northwest Passage - the Arctic sea route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans - from the early modern era to the start of the nineteenth century.
The Arctic Grail: The Quest for the North West Passage and the North Pole, 1818-1909

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Scores of nineteenth-century expeditions battled savage cold, relentless ice and winter darkness in pursuit of two great prizes: the quest for the elusive Passage linking the Atlantic and the Pacific and the international race to reach the North Pole. Pierre…
The Gates of Hell: Sir John Franklin's Tragic Quest for the North West Passage

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Andrew Lambert, a leading authority on naval history, reexamines the life of Sir John Franklin and his final, doomed Arctic voyage. Franklin was a man of his time, fascinated, even obsessed with, the need to explore the world; he had already mapped nearly…
Crossroads: The Quest For Contemporary Rites Of Passage

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Thinkers and activists from many orientations and traditions are now coming together to explore ways to reconstitute rites of passage as a form of community healing for our public and personal ills. Crossroads is a comprehensive collection of over fifty…
Between Tsar and People: Educated Society and the Quest for Public Identity in Late Imperial Russia

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This interdisciplinary collection of essays on the social and cultural life of late imperial Russia describes the struggle of new elites to take up a "middle position" in society--between tsar and people. During this period autonomous social and cultural…
The Man Who Ate His Boots: The Tragic History Of The Search For The Northwest Passage

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After the triumphant end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815, the British took it upon themselves to complete something they had been trying to do since the sixteenth century: find the fabled Northwest Passage. For the next thirty-five years the British Admiralty sent…
THE BRITISH SEARCH FOR THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY

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THE BRITISH SEARCH FOR THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY

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THE BRITISH SEARCH FOR THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
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|October 14, 2018

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