The Race for the North Pole and Robert Peary in World History
The In World History series is a unique combination of history and biography. Each title in the series describes an important and interesting historical event or period in dramatic detail. At the same time, each book highlights one person who is representative of that event or period and presents his or her life, demonstrating how that person's involvement influenced both the way the event unfolded and the course of the history of the world. Each volume includes a timeline, chapter notes, a further reading list with Internet addresses, and an index.Author Karen Clemens Warrick examines various explorers who have attempted to conquer the region above the Arctic Circle, whether for fortune, adventure, or discovery. Warrick concentrates on American explorers Robert Peary and Frederick Cook, who both claimed to be first to reach the North Pole. Other highlights include the search for lost eighteenth-century explorer Sir John Franklin and the Andree Polar Expedition attempt to float by balloon over the Pole.
- Hardback | 128 pages
- 162.1 x 234.2 x 12.4mm | 376.49g
- 11 Jun 2004
- Enslow Publishers
- United States
Reviews "This detailed book should provide much information for reports."