Across the Top of the World: The Quest for the Northwest Passage
Written by James P. Delgado.
Published by Douglas & McIntyre Ltd., 2009. Hardcover edition published 1999.
|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 tradeand geopolitical
turmoilby 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 handsome and highly readable and entertaining account of the long search for the Northwest Passage . . . Splendidly illustrated with historic and contemporary images and maps." The Globe and MailJames P. Delgado, President of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology, is an historian and marine archaeologist who has investigated shipwrecks around the world. Delgado is the author or editor of thirty books. When not travelling the world in a in quest for lost ships, he lives on the waterfront in Steveston, British Columbia.
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