Across the top of the world: to the North Pole by sled, balloon, airplane, and nuclear icebreaker
A chronicle of the history of polar exploration describes the 1991 expedition of a Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker across the polar ice cap and discusses previous expeditions to the North Pole and the explorers who took part. 25,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.
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