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The Resource Madhouse at the end of the earth : the Belgica's journey into the dark Antarctic night, Julian Sancton

Madhouse at the end of the earth : the Belgica's journey into the dark Antarctic night, Julian Sancton

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Madhouse at the end of the earth : the Belgica's journey into the dark Antarctic night
Title
Madhouse at the end of the earth
Title remainder
the Belgica's journey into the dark Antarctic night
Statement of responsibility
Julian Sancton
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
August 1897: The Belgica set sail, eager to become the first scientific expedition to reach the white wilderness of the South Pole. But the ship soon became stuck fast in the ice of the Bellinghausen sea, condemning the ship's crew to overwintering in Antarctica and months of endless polar night. In the darkness, plagued by a mysterious illness, their minds ravaged by the sound of dozens of rats teeming in the hold, they descended into madness. In this epic tale, Julian Sancton unfolds a story of adventure gone horribly awry. As the crew teetered on the brink, the Captain increasingly relied on two young officers whose friendship had blossomed in captivity - Dr. Frederick Cook, the wild American whose later infamy would overshadow his brilliance on the Belgica; and the ship's first mate, soon-to-be legendary Roald Amundsen, who later raced Captain Scott to the South Pole. Together, Cook and Amundsen would plan a last-ditch, desperate escape from the ice-one that would either etch their names into history or doom them to a terrible fate in the frozen ocean. Drawing on first-hand crew diaries and journals, and exclusive access to the ship's logbook, the result is equal parts maritime thriller and gothic horror. This is an unforgettable journey into the deep
Cataloging source
YDX
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Sancton, Julian
Dewey number
998.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Cook, Frederick Albert
  • Amundsen, Roald
  • Gerlache de Gomery, A. de
  • Cook, Frederick Albert
  • Amundsen, Roald
  • Belgica (Ship)
  • Expedition antarctique belge
  • Survival
  • Antarctica
Target audience
adult
Label
Madhouse at the end of the earth : the Belgica's journey into the dark Antarctic night, Julian Sancton
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000069143264
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 350 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780753553459
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1252047071
Label
Madhouse at the end of the earth : the Belgica's journey into the dark Antarctic night, Julian Sancton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000069143264
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 350 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780753553459
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1252047071

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