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Finding the North Pole: Dr. Cook's own story of his discovery, April 21, 1908 : the story of Commander Peary's discovery, April 6, 1909 : together with the marvelous record of former Arctic expeditions

Additional Digital Items:
https://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FHCL:1463794
Creator/Contributor:
Morris, Charles, 1833-1922
Tower, Joseph Tuckerman, 1897-1931, former owner.
Place Of Origin:
Pennsylvania
[Philadelphia?
Publisher:
s.n.]
Creation Date:
c1909
1909
Extent:
448 p., [53] pages of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Genre:
biography
Digital Format:
Books and documents
Contents:
The dramatic announcements of Cook and Peary -- Cook's story of his discovery of the North Pole -- The story of Peary's great exploit -- Side-lights on the Peary expedition -- Early life and experiences of Dr. Frederick A. Cook -- Cook in the Antarctic and in Alaska -- Bradley's account of the Cook expedition -- Robert E. Peary, the indomitable Polar explorer -- Peary crosses Greenland -- Peary's farthest North of 1905-6 -- Europe gives honor to Dr. Cook -- Receptions of Cook and Peary on American soil -- The controversy between Cook and Peary -- Interesting scientific work in the Arctic -- Animals of the Arctic region -- Terrors and mysteries of the Polar regions -- The search for the Northwest Passage -- The Ross and Parry Polar voyages -- The first Franklin expeditions -- The terrible fate of the Sir John Franklin expedition -- Dr. Kane's famous Arctic voyage -- Hayes, Hall and other hardy adventurers -- Nordenskiold and the Northeast Passage -- The horrors of the "Jeannette" expedition -- Melville finds the remains of the DeLong party -- Greely's Arctic winter of starvation -- Nansen's memorable voyage in the "Fram" -- Andree's fatal flight northward in a balloon -- Modern Vikings in the Arctic seas -- Abruzzi, the royal Italian explorer -- The problem of the Antarctic zone -- Shackleton on the threshold of the South Pole.
Subjects:
Cook, Frederick Albert
Peary, Robert E. (Robert Edwin)
Arctic regions
North Pole
Places:
United States--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
Attribution:
edited by Charles Morris ; with an introduction by George W. Melville.
Series:
Open Collections Program at Harvard University
Classification:
G620 .M7
Repository:
Widener Library, Harvard University
Houghton Library, Harvard University
Record ID:
990044831370203941
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/alma/990044831370203941/catalog