The Great White North: The Story of Polar Exploration
by Helen S. Wright
Publisher: The Macmillan co. 1910
Number of pages: 623
The material for this book has been gathered from the rich storehouse of Arctic Literature. The chief labour of its composition lay in elimination rather than construction. The great field I have endeavoured to present can hardly be brought with justice to the narrow bounds of a single cover, but I have conscientiously endeavoured to bring to the reader's mind an accurate record of brilliant deeds that go to make the history of the far North, and have let the explorers themselves tell the story of how these deeds have been accomplished.
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by J. Martin Miller - J. T. Moss
An interesting discussion of the race to the North Pole by Peary and Cook, and the subsequent debate of who got there first. Also contains a good history of previous attempts to reach the Pole and the perils of polar exploration.
by Peter Lauridsen - S. C. Griggs & Co.
Vitus Bering (1681-1741) was a Danish-born Russian navigator. Published in English translation for the American market in 1889, this sympathetic biography by the historian and geographer Peter Lauridsen, had originally appeared in Danish in 1885.
by Roald Amundsen
The book tells the story of the author's trek to the South Pole. Roald Amundsen led the first expedition to reach the South Pole, in 1911. He tells how the team endured frostbite, snow blindness, and other horrors to reach their destination.
by Jules Verne - Duckworth Publishers
Verne recounts the voyages of various European navigators to all parts of the globe. He gives detailed accounts of the explorers' climactic and navigational hazards, and their discoveries, conveying the sense of adventure enjoyed by the explorers.