Douglas & McIntyre
Across the Top of the World

Book details:

September 2009
ISBN 978-1-55365-159-8
Paperback - Trade
9 1/4" x 11 1/4"
228 pages
more than 100 colour photographs
Military
History
$9.95 CAD

Douglas & McIntyre

Across the Top of the World

The Quest for the Northwest Passage

“Probably the most spectacular one-volume record of the quest ever created.”—Ken McGoogan

Fall 2008: for the first time in history, a commercial cargo vessel sails through the fabled Northwest Passage. The ship’s journey has opened up unprecedented possibilities for global trade—and geopolitical turmoil—by completing a quest that began over 150 years ago, in the great age of exploration, when adventurers came to the Arctic in search of a sea route connecting Europe with Asia and its riches.

In Across the Top of the World, James Delgado brings the spellbinding saga of Arctic exploration to life with grim first-hand accounts and dramatic images. His new epilogue brings the reader up to date on the current challenges and controversies arising from opening up Arctic waters.

“A spectacular reference. Readers who wish to read further about the Arctic would do well to have Delgado’s book handy.”—Publishers Weekly

“A handsome and highly readable and entertaining account of the long search for the Northwest Passage . . . Splendidly illustrated with historic and contemporary images and maps.”—Globe and Mail

About the Author

James P. Delgado

James P. Delgado

James P. Delgado, PhD, FRGS, RPA, is Director of Maritime Heritage for NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries based in Washington, DC. He is an historian ...

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