The Resource Icebound

Icebound

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Icebound
Title
Icebound
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Summary
In the bestselling tradition of Hampton Sides's In the Kingdom of Ice, a "gripping adventure tale" (The Boston Globe) recounting Dutch polar explorer William Barents' three harrowing Arctic expeditions—the last of which resulted in a relentlessly challenging year-long fight for survival.The human story has always been one of perseverance—often against remarkable odds. The most astonishing survival tale of all might be that of 16th-century Dutch explorer William Barents and his crew of sixteen, who ventured farther north than any Europeans before and, on their third polar exploration, lost their ship off the frozen coast of Nova Zembla to unforgiving ice. The men would spend the next year fighting off ravenous polar bears, gnawing hunger, and endless winter. In Icebound, Andrea Pitzer masterfully combines a gripping tale of survival with a sweeping history of the great Age of Exploration—a time of hope, adventure, and seemingly unlimited geographic frontiers. At the story's center is William Barents, one of the 16th century's greatest navigators whose larger-than-life ambitions and obsessive quest to chart a path through the deepest, most remote regions of the Arctic ended in both tragedy and glory. Journalist Pitzer did extensive research, learning how to use four-hundred-year-old navigation equipment, setting out on three Arctic expeditions to retrace Barents's steps, and visiting replicas of Barents's ship and cabin. "A resonant meditation on human ingenuity, resilience, and hope" (The New Yorker), Pitzer's reenactment of Barents's ill-fated journey shows us how the human body can function at twenty degrees below, the history of mutiny, the art of celestial navigation, and the intricacies of building shelters. But above all, it gives us a firsthand glimpse into the true nature of courage
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Pitzer, Andrea
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Nonfiction
  • History
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Icebound
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ed331902-e62f-4eee-94db-0c3ed267bdca
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781982113360
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Icebound
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ed331902-e62f-4eee-94db-0c3ed267bdca
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781982113360
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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