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The Ice Balloon

S. A. Andrée and the Heroic Age of Arctic Exploration

The Ice Balloon( )
Author: Wilkinson, Alec
ISBN:978-0-307-59480-8
Publication Date:Jan 2012
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint:Knopf
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $25.95
Book Description:

In this grand and astonishing tale, Alec Wilkinson brings us the story of S. A. Andrée, the visionary Swedish aeronaut who, in 1897, during the great age of Arctic endeavor, left to discover the North Pole by flying to it in a hydrogen balloon. Called by a British military officer "the most original and remarkable attempt ever made in Arctic exploration," Andrée's expedition was followed by nearly the entire world, and it made him an international legend.   The...
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Book Details
Pages:256
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Adventurers & Explorers
Transportation / Aviation / General
History / Polar Regions
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.83 x 8.67 x 1 Inches
Book Weight:0.989 Pounds



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