The Ends of the Earth: The Arctic
Elizabeth Kolbert, Francis Spufford
Granta, 2007 - Antarctica - 288 pages
This anthology features a selection of the greatest writing about the Arctic and Antarctic, presenting an international mix of classic first-person accounts of exploration, travelogues and works of cultural history, natural science and fiction.
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Elizabeth Kolbert Introduction
John Franklin The Extreme Misery of the Whole Party
Elisha Kent KaneThe Return of Light
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