The Resource To the ends of the Earth : the truth behind the glor of polar exploration, John V. H. Dippel

To the ends of the Earth : the truth behind the glor of polar exploration, John V. H. Dippel

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To the ends of the Earth : the truth behind the glor of polar exploration
Title
To the ends of the Earth
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the truth behind the glor of polar exploration
Statement of responsibility
John V. H. Dippel
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Language
eng
Summary
From the late-17th to the early 20th century, intrepid explorers from America and Europe risked (and sometimes lost) their lives exploring the forbidding, uncharted landscapes of the Arctic and Antarctica. What drove these men to undertake these seemingly impossible journeys? In this deeply researched book, author John Dippel makes a convincing case that dozens of polar expeditions were motivated less by courageous idealism than personal ambition and national rivalries. The author traces the ways in which men of unbridled ambition responded to society's need for heroes by masking their true intentions behind patriotic sentiments or noble claims about advancing science. In so doing they frequently put their own lives and those of the men in their command at enormous risk. At the same time, they projected an attitude of cultural superiority, looking down on indigenous arctic people. Their disrespect and ignorance of native means of transportation, diet, shelter, and knowledge of the terrain often led explorers into disaster, where men perished from starvation and exposure or nearly lost their minds. In the end, the failure of so many polar expeditions exposed the limits of humanity's control of nature and helped to undermine faith in inevitable progress.--Amazon.com
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
919.8/04/09
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
G587
LC item number
.D57 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
To the ends of the Earth : the truth behind the glor of polar exploration, John V. H. Dippel
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To the ends of the Earth : the truth behind the glor of polar exploration, John V. H. Dippel
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still images
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn990951031
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Extent
343 pages, 8 pages of plates
Isbn
9781633884113
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portraits, illustrations (black & white);
System control number
(OCoLC)990951031

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