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The coldest crucible [electronic resource] :Arctic exploration and American culture / Michael F. Robinson.

By: Robinson, Michael F. (Michael Frederick), 1966-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006Description: 1 online resource (xii, 206 p.) : ill., map.ISBN: 9780226721873 (electronic bk.); 0226721876 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration -- American | Explorers -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Scientists -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Science -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Geography | Explorateurs -- États-Unis -- Histoire -- 19e siècle | Scientifiques -- États-Unis -- Histoire -- 19e siècle | Sciences -- États-Unis -- Histoire -- 19e siècle | Arctique -- Découverte et exploration américaines | TRAVEL -- Museums, Tours, Points of Interest | TRAVEL -- Hikes & Walks | TRAVEL -- Budget | TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Ecotourism | TRAVEL -- Parks & Campgrounds | TRAVEL -- Reference | TRAVEL -- Road Travel | TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Adventure | Expedition | USA | Arktis | Geschichte 1800-1900Genre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 910/.9163/2 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Building an Arctic tradition -- A man of science and humanity : Elisha Kent Kane -- An Arctic divided : Isaac Hayes and Charles Hall -- Dying like men : Adolphus Greely -- The new machines : Walter Wellman and Robert Peary -- Savage campaigns : Robert Peary and Frederick Cook.
Summary: In the late 1800s, "Arctic Fever" swept across the nation as dozens of American expeditions sailed north to the Arctic to find a sea route to Asia and, ultimately, to stand at the North Pole. Few of these missions were successful, and many men lost their lives en route. Yet failure did little to dampen the enthusiasm of new explorers or the crowds at home that cheered them on. Arctic exploration, Michael F. Robinson argues, was an activity that unfolded in America as much as it did in the wintry hinterland. Paying particular attention to the perils facing explorers at home, The Coldest Crucibl.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-197) and index.

Building an Arctic tradition -- A man of science and humanity : Elisha Kent Kane -- An Arctic divided : Isaac Hayes and Charles Hall -- Dying like men : Adolphus Greely -- The new machines : Walter Wellman and Robert Peary -- Savage campaigns : Robert Peary and Frederick Cook.

In the late 1800s, "Arctic Fever" swept across the nation as dozens of American expeditions sailed north to the Arctic to find a sea route to Asia and, ultimately, to stand at the North Pole. Few of these missions were successful, and many men lost their lives en route. Yet failure did little to dampen the enthusiasm of new explorers or the crowds at home that cheered them on. Arctic exploration, Michael F. Robinson argues, was an activity that unfolded in America as much as it did in the wintry hinterland. Paying particular attention to the perils facing explorers at home, The Coldest Crucibl.

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