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A Fabulous Kingdom: The Exploration of the Arctic

Charles Officer and Jake Page


Inconstant and forbidding, the arctic has lured misguided voyagers into the cold for centuries—pushing them beyond the limits of their knowledge, technology, and endurance. The book charts these quests and the eventual race for the North Pole, chronicling the lives and adventures that would eventually throw light on this “magical realm” of sunless winters. The book follows the explorers from the early journeys of Viking Ottar to the daring exploits of Martin Frobisher, Henry Hudson, Frederick Cook, Robert Peary, and Richard Bird. This second edition features a section entitled “The New Arctic” ... More

Keywords: arctic, North Pole, artic explorers, environmental issues, polar ice melting, endangered species, natural resources, environmental future

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199837809
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199837809.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles Officer, author
Research Professor, Dartmouth College

Jake Page, author
Science Writer