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TitleThe North Pole : its discovery in 1909 under the auspices of the Peary Arctic Club
AuthorPeary, Robert E. (Robert Edwin), 1856-1920
PublisherFrederick A. Stokes Co.
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
DescriptionSecond edition. -- Peary recounts his journey to the North Pole which he reached on 6 April 1909, becoming the first explorer to do so. Contains an extensive selection of photographs from the expedition (some of which are colored by hand, some of which differ from those in the first edition), listed p. xi-xiii. -- "With an introduction by Theodore Roosevelt and a foreword by Gilbert H. Grosvenor" (title page).
SubjectPeary, Robert E. (Robert Edwin), 1856-1920
Bartlett, Bob, 1875-1946
North Pole
Arctic regions--Discovery and exploration
ContributorsRoosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
Grosvenor, Gilbert Hovey, 1875-1966
Physical Descriptionxxxii, 373 p., [69] p. of plates : col. front., illus. (some col.), 1 folded map
About the AuthorAlthough credited with reaching the North Pole, recent research indicates that Peary may only have come within 30-60 miles (50-100 km) of his goal due to calculation errors. The truth is unknown. ("Peary, Robert Edwin." Encyclopedia Britannica, 2007."). -- Capt. R.A. 'Bob' Bartlett, who commanded Peary's ship Roosevelt, was a Newfoundlander born in Brigus. Famous in his own right, Bartlett had a distinguished career as a mariner and explorer, for which he was honoured by both the Canadian and American governments. (Catherine F. Horan, "Bartlett, Robert Abram" Encyclopedia of Newfoundland and Labrador, vol. 1, 136-9.)
Note"Map of the Arctic Regions, " by Gilbert H. Grosvenor which is indicated within the pagination as following the index was not scanned.
Bibliography NoteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LocationNorth Pole
Time Period1909; 20th Century
Local Call NumberG 670 1909 P6
Resource TypeBook
FormatImage/jpeg; Application/pdf
Record NumberCNS-B0185
CollectionCentre for Newfoundland Studies--Digitized Books
RepositoryMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries. Centre for Newfoundland Studies
RelationIllustrations differ from those found in the first edition: CNS-B0054. (Peary, Robert E. The North Pole. London : Hodder and Stoughton, 1910)
SourcePaper text held in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies.
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