Fatal North: Adventure and Survival Aboard USS Polaris, the First U.S. Expedition to the North Pole

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New American Library, 2001 - History - 306 pages
Beginning in glory, the Polaris expedition to the North Pole ended in a struggle for survival on the polar ice, in scandalous charges of cannibalism and murder, and in a shocking cover-up. Now, after 100 years, the truth of what happened is revealed through original transcripts of the Navy inquest, personal papers, the ship's log, and more. Photos & illustrations.

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In June 1871, prominent Arctic explorer Charles Francis Hall set sail for the North Pole aboard the U.S.S. Polaris, never to return. After struggling for years to fund an expedition to the Pole ... Read full review


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Bruce B. Henderson is professor of psychology at Western Carolina University. He has bachelor's and master's degrees in psychology from Bucknell University and a doctorate in child psychology from the University of Minnesota's Institute of Child Development. He has received the Botner Superior Teaching Award and the University of North Carolina Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. Most of his publications have focused on the development of children's curiosity, memory development, or ways to improve teaching. He participated in the American Psychological Association's St. Mary's Conference on Undergraduate Education and Alverno College's Critical Thinking Network. The Spencer Foundation and the Foundation for Child Development are among the sources that have supported his research. He has worked on a variety of research and training projects with the University of Houston, Northern Kentucky University, the Yale University Child Study Center, the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

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