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The Search for the North West Passage

4.11  ·  Rating Details ·  9 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
The search for the North West Passage to the Far East was the main driving force behind British arctic exploration from the 16th to the mid-19th century. It included the famous and ill-fated John Franklin expedition -- the disappearance of which and resulting search is one of the great tragic stories in the history of exploration -- and culminated with Roald Amundsen's suc ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published September 30th 1999 by St. Martin's Pr (first published 1999)
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William Battersby
A comprehensive and authoritative account of the whole story of North West Passage exploration from the early days of the first Elizabethans to the twentieth century. Very readable and deceptively authoritative. Highly recommended.
Joshua Horn
Dec 17, 2012 Joshua Horn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good summary of the many expeditions in search of the Northwest Passage. A great book, though more maps would have been helpful.
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