By Glyn Williams, Sophia Costley

The elusive dream of finding the Northwest Passage—an ocean direction excessive of North the United States that promised a shortcut to the exceptional wealth of Asia—obsessed explorers for hundreds of years. whereas worldwide warming has introduced numerous such routes into life, until eventually lately those channels have been hopelessly choked by means of impassible ice. Voyagers confronted unbelievable horrors—entire ships beaten, mass hunger, disabling frostbite, even cannibalism—in pursuit of a futile aim. In Arctic Labyrinth, Glyn Williams charts the complete sweep of this amazing heritage, from the tiny, woefully outfitted vessels of the 1st Tudor expeditions to the twentieth-century ventures that at last opened the Passage. Williams’s exciting narrative delves into inner most letters and journals to reveal the gritty fact in the back of the customarily self-serving debts of these liable. a major paintings of maritime heritage and exploration—and as fascinating a story of heroism and fortitude as readers will find—Arctic Labyrinth can also be a amazing learn in human fantasy.

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