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K was like the perfect storm for me It was also short well written obviously well researched and ngagingAn added bonus of this book is that obviously well researched and Guitar Makers: The Endurance of Artisanal Values in North America engagingAn added bonus of this book is that author includes a couple of harrowing tales of other polarxpeditions gone wrong I don t think I d God's Choice: The Total World of a Fundamentalist Christian School ever heard of a single one of thesexplorers before So this book was chock full of a lot of great new information I will warn you though these stories are both grueling and gruesome not for the faint of heart It is after all polar Hard Bread (Phoenix Poets (Paper)) exploration of the late 19th century There s a reason no one reached the North Pole until the 20th it s incredibly difficult to doHonestly I don t think that there s a lot to dislike about this one unless the topic doesn t strike your fancy But how can that be A guy tried to fly a balloon to the North Pole He s the only one in history tover attempt it How can you not find that interesting It s sheer lunacy You should check it out This book was a big pile of meh for me It was interesting because I really didn t know much about Arctic xploration before now and I m curious so I might pick up a better book some day It s also interesting because these people are freaking nuts You can t walk to the north pole so naturally lets get into a balloon that we can t steer and see if the winds will carry us to the north pole Um noI agree with other reviewers that it just doesn t seem like there was nough material here We know a bit about the trip 60ish hours afloat the trials and tribulations then the landing the trek But where s the maps We re talking about actual islands glaciers icebergs and I feel like I learned absolutely nothing about anything Other than not to try to take a balloon to the north pole which I can tell you I already knewI really really wanted a map by the nd the author ven mentions a map But it s not included Ultimately I wanted a little less about 3 4 other Foraging for Survival expeditions and a little about this one Even if some of the chapters werextrapolation with the caveat that we can t know this for sure that s what the author did in Catherine The Great and although it was a bit frustrating there too because it got tiring to hear we don t for for sure but at the same time it s nice to have some personality fleshed out some idea of who these people are and what they want as well as where and why they re goingAndree was very people are and what they want as well as where and why they re goingAndree was very or foolhardy and the mystery of their deaths will have me wondering for a while. Orer the first to depart for the Arctic unencumbered by notions of the Romantic age and the first to be Fragments euipped with the newest technologies Noxplorer had Foundations of Tropical Forest Biology: Classic Papers with Commentaries ever left with uncertainty regarding his fate since none hadver flown over the horizon and into the forbidding region of ice   In addition to portraying the period The Ice Balloon gives us a brief history of the xploration of the northern polar regions both myth and fact including detailed versions of the two record setting xpeditions just prior to Andrée’s one led by US Army lieutenant Adolphus Greely from Ellesmere Island; the other by Fridtjof Nansen the Norwegian xplorer who initially sought to reach the pole by mbedding his ship in the pack ice and drifting toward it with the current. DNF I agree with other commenters who wrote that there isn t nough material in this story and therefore the author chose to pad it with all kinds of related information This makes what could have been a wonderful short piece a dragged down one Even though I was uite interested in the story and the general subject my mind kept wandering away for all the details and irrelevancies Stopping at 22% Thoroughly njoyed this well written account of Swedish One Ticket To Texas explorer Andr and his attempt to fly a hot air balloon over the North Pole

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d never Helpmate even of him beforePerfect book to read sitting outside in warm August sunshine sipping a glass of something fizzy and trying to imagine living for months at a time on bears and seals sometimesaten rawThere s something fascinating about the Art, Culture, and Cuisine: Ancient and Medieval Gastronomy early days of Polar travel you just know it s going tond badly but you can t help admiring the spirit and courage that made these men attempt such appallingly difficult journeys Wilkinson s approach to this book struck me as being uniue and similar to a college survey course about the Arctic For xample arly in the text Wilkinson referred to literary descriptions of the Artic such as in Moby Dick Chapters devoted to other arctic Black British Cultural Studies: A Reader expeditions such as Chronicles of arcticxploration have always interested me and when I saw this title featured in a Barnes and Noble newsletter a couple of months ago I immediately knew I d read it I won T Pretend I Wasn pretend I wasn swayed Belated review So I had switched to the print version after the audiobook made me somnolent sleepy Unfortunately the print version also failed to hold my attention I m not sure why It could be because I am weirdly partial to Antarctic xpedition stories than Arctic stories but #one of the reasons for reading this was to remedy that Perhaps I could attribute the problem to Wilkinson #of the reasons for reading this was to remedy that Perhaps I could attribute the problem to Wilkinson way of structuring the book it was jumpy disjointed the ice balloon story wasn t told in a linear uninterrupted narrative Instead it was intercut by background asides other people s stories all those could be interesting in themselves but I could never gain an Endurance like momentum with the Andr story Each time I got involved the chapter would Bryozoan Evolution end and I d be taken somewherelse for a while I love pretty much any historical book that covers the time period from the 1890s through the 1920s I also love books about polar Crisis and Continuity at the Abbasid Court: Formal and Informal Politics in the Caliphate of Al-Muqtadir (295-320/908-32) exploration So as you can imagine this boo. 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 Arcticndeavor 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 Silvers Edge ever made in Arcticxploration” Andrée’s xpedition was followed by nearly the ntire world and it made him an international legend   The Ice Balloon begins in the late nineteenth century when nations compelled by vanity commerce and science competed with one another for the greatest discoveries and newspapers covered Going Berserk every journey Wilkinson describes how in Andrée several contemporary themes intersected He was the first modernxpl.

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One appears to have died before the other two there is no indication of why the other two died Exhaustion Polar bears Evil spiritsThe privations that these three MEN EXPERIENCES AS WELL AS THE experiences as well as the who livedit also makes me wonder just how many xpiditions still lie there under the ice With global warming maybe one day we ll know More likely just as with much of history these lives instead have disappeared without a traceBook of the Day for January 6 2014 This book had a lot of potential after all it is a story about a man who attempts to reach the North Pole by balloon in an ra when balloons were still cutting Come Hell or High Water: Feminism and the Legacy of Armed Conflict in Central America edge technology and the North Pole was an unattainable challenge Unfortunately perhaps because insufficient materialxists to really flesh out Andree s story Wilkinson pads this book with other bits and pieces Some are relevant and interesting Autobiography and Other Writings eg some background to the pioneering balloonists but other material seems to have been added to simply fill in some pages Several sections were side stories of other arcticxplorers that have already been better handled in books of their own g Nansen s story As a result the actual balloon trip only takes off about two thirds of the way through the book and most of the rest of the book is about the search for the three balloonists with only a few short chapter on the actual journey pieced #together from incomplete diaries and photographs I think the book is worth reading if you are not familiar #from incomplete diaries and photographs I think the book is worth reading if you are not familiar arctic xploration of the time but if you have read other thorough books about arctic Unbeatable Mind (3rd Edition): Forge Resiliency and Mental Toughness to Succeed at an Elite Level (English Edition) eBook: Mark Divine: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l. exploration you will probably find this a bit unsatisfying The Ice Balloon tells the story of SA Andr and his attempt to cross the North Pole in a balloon in 1897 The subtitle the Heroic Age of Arctic Exploration is a bit too ambitious for this volume and the xamples chosen by Wilkinson do not in my opinion do much to illuminate Andr s storyFor than 25 years ago after watching the film The much to illuminate Andr Apocalyptic Cartography: Thematic Maps and the End of the World in a Fifteenth-Century Manuscript e s storyFor than 25 years ago after watching the film The of the Eagle I have wante This book was much about a bunch of other random arcticxplorers than it was about Andree I understand creating context but by the time I got to hearing about Andree and the balloon trip it seemed way too short and underdeveloped Also the other stories jump around too much and are very disjointed The only reason this gets 2 stars is because of my weird love for reading about people freezing and starving and stranded on ic.   Woven throughout is Andrée’s own history and how he came by his brave and singular idea We also get to know Andrée’s family the woman who loves him and the two men who accompany him Nils Strindberg a cousin of the famous playwright with a tender love affair of his own and Knut Fraenkel a willing and hearty young man   Andrée’s flight and the journey based on the xpedition’s diaries and photographs dramatically recovered thirty three years after the balloon came down along with Wilkinson’s research provide a book filled with suspense and adventure a haunting story of high ambition and courage made tangible with the detail beauty and devastating conditions of traveling and dwelling in “the realm of Death” as one Arctic xplorer put The Ice Balloon