A Winter Away from Home: William Barents and the North-East Passage

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Sheridan House, Inc., 1995 - History - 263 pages
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The first West Europeans to winter in the high Arctic and survive, Dutch sailing-master William Barents and his 16-member crew battled scurvy, hunger, the assaults of bears, and the intense winter cold, then made a 1,600-mile escape in open boats. Barents died on the way home, but his voyage was meticulously recorded in remarkably vivid detail by one of the survivors.
 

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Contents

Before Barents
1
Skirmishing
21
Discovering
42
Overreaching
65
Building
82
Enduring
97
Surviving
118
Escaping
136
Coasting
164
Starving
184
Fraternising
197
Homecoming
213
After Barents
231
Bibliography
253
Index
259
Copyright

Dying
154

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