Voyages of Delusion

Describes the expeditions embarked upon by sailors and speculators to navigate the Northwest Passage during the Age of Reason in the eighteenth century.

Author: Glyndwr Williams

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300098669

Category: History

Page: 467

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Describes the expeditions embarked upon by sailors and speculators to navigate the Northwest Passage during the Age of Reason in the eighteenth century.
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Arctic Labyrinth

Glyn Williams charts the entire sweep of this extraordinary history, from the tiny, woefully equipped vessels of the first Tudor expeditions to the twentieth-century ventures that finally opened the Passage.

Author: Glyn Williams

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520269958

Category: History

Page: 462

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The elusive dream of locating the Northwest Passage--an ocean route over the top of North America that promised a shortcut to the fabulous wealth of Asia--obsessed explorers for centuries. Until recently these channels were hopelessly choked by impassible ice. Voyagers faced unimaginable horrors--entire ships crushed, mass starvation, disabling frostbite, even cannibalism--in pursuit of a futile goal. Glyn Williams charts the entire sweep of this extraordinary history, from the tiny, woefully equipped vessels of the first Tudor expeditions to the twentieth-century ventures that finally opened the Passage.
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Across the Top of the World

Covering all the major expeditions in detail, and written with passion and authority, this book is both a scholarly reference and an eminently readable history of Arctic exploration.

Author: James Delgado

Publisher: D & M Publishers

ISBN: 1926706536

Category: History

Page: 240

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The centuries-long quest for the fabled Northwest Passage rivals the story of Antarctic exploration for heroism, drama, and tragedy. Expedition after expedition set off in search of a sea route connecting Europe with Asia's riches; each expedition suffered extreme hardship and ended in defeat, until Roald Amundsen finally succeeded in 1903-06. Across the Top of the World brings this incredible saga to life through exhaustive research, grim firsthand accounts, and hundreds of dramatic images. Paintings, engravings, and photos of the intrepid men and their ships, as well as of relics and archaeological sites, provide a poignant and compelling link with the past, while landscapes and seascapes of the harsh yet beautiful Arctic illustrate the challenges that faced explorers. Covering all the major expeditions in detail, and written with passion and authority, this book is both a scholarly reference and an eminently readable history of Arctic exploration.
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The Arctic Grail

Examines the nineteenth century quest for the Northwest Passage linking the Atlantic and the Pacific, and the North Pole.

Author: Pierre Berton

Publisher: New York : Viking

ISBN: UVA:35007004194282

Category: Arctic regions

Page: 672

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Examines the nineteenth century quest for the Northwest Passage linking the Atlantic and the Pacific, and the North Pole.
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The Quest for the Northwest Passage

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.

Author: Frédéric Regard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317321552

Category: History

Page: 208

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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.
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The Quest for the Northwest Passage

When Willes wrote about the Northwest Passage in 1577, appealing to his countrymen to embark on a worthy cause, he presented the venture as both profitable ...

Author: Frédéric Regard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317321545

Category: History

Page: 208

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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.
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Across the Top of the World

This text presents a comprehensive view of the centuries-long quest for the Northwest Passage, the fabled sea route through the Arctic linking Europe with Asia.

Author: James P. Delgado

Publisher:

ISBN: 0714127353

Category: Northwest Passage

Page: 192

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This text presents a comprehensive view of the centuries-long quest for the Northwest Passage, the fabled sea route through the Arctic linking Europe with Asia.
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Northwest Passage

Examines the expeditions and individuals involved in the search for an arctic path to the Orient

Author: Edward Struzik

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015024773718

Category: Travel

Page: 152

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Examines the expeditions and individuals involved in the search for an arctic path to the Orient
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The Quest for the Northwest Passage

A selection of explorers' narratives of attempts to discover a northwest passage through the Arctic. Includes extracts from the journal of Henry Piers, held in the manuscript collection of the National Maritime Museum (NMM MS JOD/102).

Author: Glyn Williams

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:163098893

Category: Discoveries in geography

Page: 614

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A selection of explorers' narratives of attempts to discover a northwest passage through the Arctic. Includes extracts from the journal of Henry Piers, held in the manuscript collection of the National Maritime Museum (NMM MS JOD/102).
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The Quest for the Northwest Passage

For centuries, Europeans sought the elusive Northwest Passage that would link Europe to the Far East and China.

Author: L.D. Cross

Publisher: Lorimer

ISBN: 1552774325

Category: History

Page: 152

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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, Martin Frobisher and Sir John Franklin. Now that global warming threatens to melt much of the Arctic ice cap, conflict over the Northwest Passage and the resource riches of the Arctic is intensifying.
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Arctic Exploration in the Nineteenth Century

Focusing on nineteenth-century attempts to locate the northwest passage, the essays in this volume present this quest as a central element of British culture.

Author: Frédéric Regard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317321514

Category: History

Page: 240

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Focusing on nineteenth-century attempts to locate the northwest passage, the essays in this volume present this quest as a central element of British culture.
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Arctic Workhorse

Chapter One THE QUEST FOR THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE T The quest for the Northwest Passage , an oceanic shortcut from Europe to the Pacific across the top of the ...

Author: James P. Delgado

Publisher: TouchWood Editions

ISBN: 0920663869

Category: History

Page: 68

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Dodging between the Arctic floes, almost crushed several times, the little RCMP vessel St. Rochwas the first ship to conquer the hazardous Northwest Passage from west to east. Two years later, in 1944, she did it from east to west. Arctic Workhorseis a biography of St. Roch, from her construction in Vancouver in 1928, through her working life and famous voyages, to her resting place at the Vancouver Maritime Museum.
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Historical Dictionary of the Discovery and Exploration of the Northwest Passage

The Arctic Grail: The Quest for the North West Passage and the North Pole, 1818—1909. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart; New York: Viking, 1988. Bruemmer, Fred.

Author: Alan Day

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 081086519X

Category: History

Page: 480

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The Northwest Passage was repeatedly sought for over four centuries. From the first attempt in the late 15th century to Roald Amundsen's famous voyage of 1903-1906 where the feat was first accomplished to expeditions in the late 1940s by the Mounties to discover an even more northern route, author Alan Day covers all aspects of the ongoing quest that excited the imagination of the world. This compendium of explorers, navigators, and expeditions tackles this broad topic with a convenient, but extensive cross-referenced dictionary. A chronology traces the long succession of treks to find the passage, the introduction helps explain what motivated them, and the bibliography provides a means for those wishing to discover more information on this exciting subject.
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The Northwest Passage

Chronicles the successes and failures of legendary explorers, including Martin Frobisher, John Davis, William Edward Parry, and John Franklin.

Author: Edward Struzik

Publisher: London : Blandford

ISBN: 0713722460

Category: Arctic regions Discovery and exploration

Page: 152

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Exploring Polar Frontiers

Note: For a full list of Northwest Passage firsts, see T. C. Pullen and ... The Arctic grail:the quest for the North West Passage and the North Pole ...

Author: William James Mills

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576074220

Category: History

Page: 797

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Presents a reference to the efforts of humans to conquer the North and South Poles, with more than 500 biographical, geographical, and subject entries; a chronology of expeditions; and maps, illustrations, and photographs.
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Refractions of Canada in European Literature and Culture

Indeed, the quest for the Northwest Passage engaged the particular attention of the British Admiralty with a view to defending its status as the world's ...

Author: Heinz Antor

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110919240

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 309

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Ever since the first exploratory expeditions in the early modern period, North America has epitomized to Europeans a promise and the hope for the fulfilment of great expectations, be it of more freedom, greater wealth, social liberation or religious tolerance. While numerous features in this dialogic intercontinental relationship will hold true for North America in its entirety, the vast northern territories which we know as Canada today began to emerge early on as a specific iconic location in European mind-maps, and they definitely acquired a distinctive profile after the formation of the USA. As a rich source of cultural exchange and an important partner in political and economic cooperation Canada has come to occupy an important position in the cultural discourses of many European nations. It is these refractions and images of Canada which this volume thoroughly explores in European literature and culture. The contributions include literature, philosophy, language, life-writing and the concept of 'Heimat' (homeland) as well as the cultural impact of the World Wars. While there is an emphasis on literary texts, other fields of cultural representation are also included.
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The Boundless Sea

16; G. Williams, ed., The Quest for the Northwest Passage (London, 2007), p. 7. 22. G. Best, A True Discourse of the Late Voyage of Discovery for Finding a ...

Author: David Abulafia

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199934980

Category: History

Page: 1088

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"David Abulafia's new book guides readers along the world's greatest bodies of water to reveal their primary role in human history. The main protagonists are the three major oceans-the Atlantic, the Pacific, and the Indian-which together comprise the majority of the earth's water and cover over half of its surface. Over time, as passage through them gradually extended and expanded, linking first islands and then continents, maritime networks developed, evolving from local exploration to lines of regional communication and commerce and eventually to major arteries. These waterways carried goods, plants, livestock, and of course people-free and enslaved-across vast expanses, transforming and ultimately linking irrevocably the economies and cultures of Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Americas"--
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The Northwest Passage

And so, the quest to find the Northwest Passage would now be inherited by others yet to come. Major Robert Rogers would be such a man.

Author: Henry Nary

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 9781480804708

Category: Fiction

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In 1755, Robert Rogers is a brash young frontiersman from New Hampshire’s wilderness who is determined to find the Northwest Passage. Captivated by hearsay lore and his daring dream, Rogers wants nothing more than to walk over the horizon and never come back. While on a hunting expedition one day, Rogers encounters a reverend and his daughter, Hannah Dunbright, who are seeking shelter from the unforgiving wilderness. He invites the pair back to his cabin, where he realizes that he and Hannah share a mutual attraction. But on the day they share their first kiss, Hannah and her father are kidnapped by Captain Andre Durantaye, a cunning French-Canadian coureur de bois. Meanwhile Rogers, who believes he has lost Hannah forever, attends a governor’s ball, where he meets Elizabeth Browne, a friend of Hannah’s; it seems she also has her eyes on the frontiersman. As events unfold, one of the women betrays him and the other seeks revenge--the consequences of the tempestuous love triangle. In this epic story of love, betrayal, and redemption, a young explorer embarks on an audacious and dangerous quest to fulfill his dream amid the British struggle for empire and revocation.
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Canada Australia

The “ last link ” narrative appropriately closes the installed narrative of the Northwest Passage quest , generating a moment of British triumph , a triumph ...

Author: Kate Burridge

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773591417

Category: Political Science

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This volume is the result of the Association for Canadian Studies in Australia and New Zealand (ACSANZ) 1995 conference held at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. A special feature of the conference, though not its exclusive focus, was trade relations. But as with all ACSANZ conferences, the papers were wide-ranging and contributors were not limited to a single theme. This publication is a refereed collection from more than sixty papers that were presented and range from discussions of immigration policy in Canada and Australia to architectural practices in British Columbia; from Canadian influences on Australia's economic development to issues of identity politics in each nation's literature. In addition, the collection represents major research in the areas of globalization, migration, pluralism, and ethnic relations, with a strongly, though not exclusively, comparative orientation. This work is a co-publication with the International Council for Canadian Studies.
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