A Winter Away from Home: William Barents and the Northeast Passage

A Winter Away from Home: William Barents and the Northeast Passage

By: Rayner Unwin (author)Paperback

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Around the end of the 16th century, several expeditions had undertaken to establish a north-east passage, but sea-fogs, pack-ice and the confusing geography of the coast of Russia consistently frustrated them. No-one pursued the idea of a north-east passage with such tenacious skill as the Dutch sailing-master William Barents. The glory and failure of his third voyage, with which this book is concerned, was the last major attempt to open up such a route until, nearly 300 years later, success came in the age of steam.

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Product Details

  • publication date: 01/06/1995
  • ISBN13: 9780850364422
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9780850364422
  • ISBN10: 0850364426

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