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A WINTER AWAY FROM HOME William Barents and the North-East Passage e-book

Author:

Rayner Unwin

Language:

English

Category:

Reference

Subcategory:

Writing Research & Publishing Guides

ePub size:

1653 kb

Other formats:

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Rating:

4.4

Publisher:

Sheridan House, Inc.; 1st American Edition edition (1995)

Pages:

280

ISBN:

0850364477

A WINTER AWAY FROM HOME William Barents and the North-East Passage e-book

by Rayner Unwin


A Winter Away from Home book.

A Winter Away from Home book. Around the end of the sixteenth century, several expiditions tried to establish a north-east passage to Asia, but fog, pack-ice, and the confusing geography of the coast of Russia proved consistently confusing. No one pursued a north-east passage with such tenacious skill as the Dutch sailing-master William Barents.

No-one pursued the idea of a north-east passage with such tenacious skill as the Dutch sailing-master William Barents

No-one pursued the idea of a north-east passage with such tenacious skill as the Dutch sailing-master William Barents. The glory and failure of his third voyage, with which this book is concerned, was the last major attempt to open up such a route until, nearly 300 years later, success came in the age of steam. Download A Winter Away from Home: William Barents and the Northeast Passage by Rayner Unwin free. A Winter Away from Home: William Barents and the Northeast Passage by Rayner Unwin fb2 DOWNLOAD FREE.

Willem Barents was the Dutch navigator, cartographer, and Arctic explorer. A WINTER AWAY FROM HOME William Barents and the North-East Passage

Willem Barents was the Dutch navigator, cartographer, and Arctic explorer. Barents took part in two unsuccessful Arctic voyages before his memorable discovery. In 1592 Jan Huyghen van Linschoten of Enkhuizen returned from a voyage to Goa with a Portuguese fleet and wrote a widely read Itinerary. A WINTER AWAY FROM HOME William Barents and the North-East Passage.

Rayner Unwin He published five books of his own, including The Defeat Of John Hawkins and A Winter Away From Home, the latter about the extraordinary over-wintering in the arctic b. .

He published five books of his own, including The Defeat Of John Hawkins and A Winter Away From Home, the latter about the extraordinary over-wintering in the arctic by William Barents in the 16th century. In 1952, he married Carol Curwen, a childhood friend and daughter of Harold Curwen, owner of Curwen Press. They had three daughters and a son, Merlin, who now looks after Merlin Unwin Books.

The Northeast Passage (abbreviated as NEP) is, from the European and northern Atlantic point of view, the shipping route to the Pacific Ocean, along the Arctic coasts of Norway and Russia. The western route through the islands of Canada is accordingly called the Northwest Passage (NWP). The NEP traverses (from west to east) the Barents Sea, Kara Sea, Laptev Sea, East Siberian Sea, and Chukchi Sea, and it includes the Northern Sea Route (NSR)

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

A Winter Away from Home : William Barents and the North-East Passage. Select Format: Hardcover. ISBN13:9780924486852. Release Date:January 1995.

A Winter Away from Home. William Barents and the North-East Passage. Published September 1995 by Sheridan House.

Rayner S Unwin, who succeeded his father as head of George Allen & Unwin, British . 'They liked to take risks on books that seemed to have real quality. Some of them worked and some of them didn't.

Rayner S Unwin, who succeeded his father as head of George Allen & Unwin, British publishing house, in 1968 and who at age 10 gave his father a very favorable reader's report on J R R Tolkien's manuscript of The Hobbit, dies at age 74 (S. Rayner S. Unwin, a second-generation publisher who at a very early age recognized the value of an obscure manuscript called ''The Hobbit,'' died on Nov. 23 in a hospice in Berkhamsted, England. He was 74. The cause was cancer, said his son, Merlin Unwin, who is also a publisher.

Loved this book: a reprint of the original journals of Gerrit de Veer chronicling the Dutch voyage to discover a northeast passage to China, and the horrific experiences which left them all on the brink of death in the arctic. Go read it. Preferably in the original Dutch (the translation leaves something to be desired, it has quite a few mistakes).


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