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Cambridge Library Collection - Polar Exploration: In Arctic Seas: the Voyage of the Kite with the Peary Expedition: Together with a Transcript of the Log of the Kite
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Cambridge Library Collection - Polar Exploration: In Arctic Seas: the Voyage of the Kite with the Peary Expedition: Together with a Transcript of the Log of the Kite (Paperback)

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Robert Peary (1856-1920) was an American Arctic explorer. For much of the twentieth century, he was for many years credited with being, in 1909, the first man to reach the North Pole, although this has recently been questioned. Born in Cresson, Pennsylvania, Peary graduated from Bowdoin College in 1877 and joined the US Navy in 1881. He began his Arctic expeditions in 1886, exploring Greenland for a number of years in search of a route to the Pole. Published in 1893, this illustrated book consists of two parts. Drawing on the diaries of the expedition's surgeon, Robert Keely, Part I describes the journey that took Peary to Greenland in 1891. Part II uses the journal of the botanist William Meehan to describe the 1892 expedition to bring the exploring party home. The book includes transcripts of the logs of Richard Pike, captain of the Kite on both voyages.

History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsHistorical geographyTravel & MapsTravel writingExpeditions Publisher: Cambridge University Press Publication Date: 08/12/2011 ISBN-13: 9781108041720  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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