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On the Polar Star in the Arctic Sea

On the Polar Star in the Arctic Sea
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Polar Exploration

  • Date Published: May 2014
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108072212

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  • Prince Luigi Amedeo of Savoy, a grandson of King Vittorio Emanuele II of Italy, was well known as a mountaineer and traveller when, in 1899, he organised an expedition to the Arctic, obtaining a steam whaling ship in Oslo which he renamed the Stella Polare. His ambition was to reach the highest possible latitude (and possibly the North Pole itself) by careful logistical arrangements, wintering on the ice in Franz Josef Land and using dog-sledges to travel further north. He also intended a scientific survey of the area in which the team passed the winter. His account of the expedition was published in Italian in 1902 and this two-volume English translation by William Le Queux (better known as the author of sensationalist spy and crime novels) appeared in 1903. Volume 1 recounts the genesis and progress of the expedition, and Volume 2 gives detailed accounts of the two sledge journeys.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2014
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108072212
    • length: 786 pages
    • dimensions: 250 x 170 x 40 mm
    • weight: 1.4kg
    • contains: 230 b/w illus. 5 maps
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Introduction
    Translator's note
    Part I. Report of H.R.H. the Duke of the Abruzzi: Dedication
    1. Plan of the expedition
    2. Preparation and departure of the expedition
    3. In Barentz Sea and Queen Victoria Sea
    4. In Barentz Sea and Queen Victoria Sea (cont.)
    5. Prince Rudolph Island
    6. We abandon the ship
    7. The last days of light
    8. The polar night and the feasts of Christmas and the New Year
    9. The polar night and the preparations for our departure
    10. Departure of the expedition towards the pole
    11. Long and painful expectation of the return of the first detachment
    12. Return of Dr Cavalli and Commander Cagni
    13. Captain Cagni breaks the polar record
    14. A polar summer
    15. The ship is set free
    16. Our return to Cape Flora
    Index. Volume 2: Part II. Report of Commander Cagni:
    1. Preparations for the expedition
    2. Final departure of the expedition
    3. Bad weather and rapid marches
    4. We return towards the south
    5. We are starving
    Part III. Report of Dr Achille Cavalli Molinelli:
    1. The return of the second detachment
    2. Report on the state of health of the expedition

  • Author

    Luigi Amedeo di Savoia


    William Le Queux

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