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Arctic Obsession

The Lure of the Far North

Published April 2011

Description

More than an account of the human delusion and fortitude in penetrating one of the most inhospitable areas of the world, Arctic Obsession goes beyond the gripping history of northern exploration, of the searches for the Northwest and Northeast Passages.

From early medieval times to the twenty-first century, what has been the beguiling attraction of the North? What manner of men were they who boldly ventured into those hostile and unpredictable regions, scores never to return home, swallowed up by the merciless north.

Today’s Arctic is developing into tomorrows hot spot. Arctic Obsession dwells on contemporary issues besetting the most fragile part of our globe global warming and environmental, ecological and geo-political concerns. The book also provides an overview of the entire Arctic region, from Canada, Russia, and Alaska to Greenland, Iceland, and the North Sea.

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Contributors

Alexis S. Troubetzkoy

Alexis S. Troubetzkoy, scion of a Russian princely family, is an internationally published writer. He is the author of Imperial Legend: the Disappearance of Tsar Alexander I, A Brief History of the Crimean War, and Arctic Obsession: The Lure of the Far North. A fellow of the Association of Russian-American Scholars, he currently lives in Toronto.

Book Details

Hardcover
April 2011
6x9 in
302 pp
9781554888559
ePub
April 2011
-
304 pp
9781770707658
PDF
April 2011
-
302 pp
9781459700376