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The ice master : the doomed 1913 voyage of the Karluk, Jennifer Niven

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The ice master : the doomed 1913 voyage of the Karluk
Title
The ice master
Title remainder
the doomed 1913 voyage of the Karluk
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Niven
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
It was to be the greatest and most elaborate Arctic expedition in history, with the largest scientific staff ever taken on such a journey. It's leader, Vilhjalmur Stefansson, was celebrated for his studies of Eskimo life and, with this mission, hoped to find evidence that proved his staunchly held belief that there was a last unexplored continent, hidden beneath the vast polar ice cap. In June 1913, the H.M.C.S. Karluk set sail from the Esquimalt Naval Yard in Victoria, British Columbia. Six weeks later, the arctic winter had begun, the ship was imprisoned in ice, and those on board had been abandoned by their leader. For five months, the Karluk remained frozen in a massive block of ice, drifting farther and farther off course. In January 1914, with a thunderous impact, the ice tore a hole in the vessel's hull, and the redoubtable captain, Robert Bartlett, gave orders to abandon ship. With nothing but half the ship's store of supplies and the polar ice beneath their feet, Captain Bartlett, twenty-one men, an Inuit woman and her two small daughters, twenty-nine dogs, and one pet cat were now hopelessly shipwrecked in the middle of the Arctic Ocean, hundreds of miles from land. These castaways had no choice but to try to find solid ground where they could wait while they struggled against starvation, snow blindness, a gruesome and mysterious disease, exposure to the brutal winter -- and each other. Bartlett and one member of the party soon set across the ice to seek help. Nine months later, twelve survivors were rescued by a small whaling schooner and brought back to civilization. The Ice Master is an epic tale of true adventure that rivals the most dramatic fiction. Drawing on thediaries of those who were rescued and those who perished, and even an interview with one living survivor, Jennifer Niven re-creates with astonishing accuracy and immediacy the Karluk's ill-fated journey and her crew's desperate attempts to find a way home from the icy wastes of the Arctic
Summary
A true story of survival in the Arctic follows the twelve-month battle against the elements waged by the stranded crew of the Karluk
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Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2000.
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170758
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
919.804
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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adult
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the doomed 1913 voyage of the Karluk
Label
The ice master : the doomed 1913 voyage of the Karluk, Jennifer Niven
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-394)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
18228576
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 402 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780786865291
Lccn
00061414
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm44803014
Label
The ice master : the doomed 1913 voyage of the Karluk, Jennifer Niven
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-394)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
18228576
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 402 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780786865291
Lccn
00061414
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm44803014

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