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Into the great emptiness: peril and survival on the Greenland ice cap
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Published:
New York, N.Y. : W.W. Norton & Company, 2022.
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Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
368 pages ; 24 cm
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1 copy, 2 people are on the wait list.
Description
The riveting story of one of the greatest but least-known sagas in the history of exploration from David Roberts, the “dean of adventure writing.”
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780393868111, 0393868117

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
"The riveting story of one of the greatest but least-known sagas in the history of exploration from David Roberts, the "dean of adventure writing." By 1930, no place in the world was less well explored than Greenland. The native Inuit had occupied the relatively accessible west coast for centuries. The east coast, however, was another story. In August 1930, Henry George Watkins (nicknamed Gino), a 23-year-old explorer, led thirteen scientists and explorers on an ambitious journey to the east coast of Greenland and its vast and forbidding interior. Their mission: chart and survey the region and establish a permanent meteorological base 8,000 feet high on the ice cap. That plan turned into an epic survival ordeal when August Courtauld, manning the station solo through the winter, became entombed by drifting snow. David Roberts, "veteran mountain climber and chronicler of adventures" (Washington Post), draws on firsthand accounts and rich archival materials to tell the story of this daring expedition and of the ingenious young explorer at its helm"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Roberts, D. (2022). Into the great emptiness: peril and survival on the Greenland ice cap. First edition. New York, N.Y., W.W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Roberts, David, 1943-2021. 2022. Into the Great Emptiness: Peril and Survival On the Greenland Ice Cap. New York, N.Y., W.W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Roberts, David, 1943-2021, Into the Great Emptiness: Peril and Survival On the Greenland Ice Cap. New York, N.Y., W.W. Norton & Company, 2022.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Roberts, David. Into the Great Emptiness: Peril and Survival On the Greenland Ice Cap. First edition. New York, N.Y., W.W. Norton & Company, 2022.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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