Spitsbergen, the largest wilderness in Europe, is as close as you can get to the North Pole. Each year, tens of thousands of visitors experience the island's dramatic landscape with its fragile beauty - fjords, glaciers, pack-ice, midnight sun, polar bears, reindeer and a fantastic wealth of bird life. But who were the first tourists and how did they reach this uninhabited 'no-man's land'? Greetings from Spitsbergen traces their untold story and, with the use of many unpublished photographs and postcards from the author's own collection, presents a unique insight into the 'golden era' of arctic tourism, which lasted until 1914. John T. Reilly, Professor of Haematology at the University of Sheffield, has had a life-long interest in the arctic and its history, having undertaken expeditions to Norway, Iceland, Greenland and Spitsbergen. He has also acted as guide to several tourist cruises to Svalbard in the 1980s.
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Spitsbergen, the largest wilderness in Europe, is as close as you can get to the North Pole. Each year, tens of thousands of visitors experience the island's dramatic landscape. This book tells the tale of the first tourists and how they reach this uninhabited "no-man's land". With bibliography.
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ISBN
9788251924603
Publisert
2009
Utgave
1. utgave
Utgiver
Vendor
Tapir akademisk forlag
Vekt
716 gr
Høyde
170 mm
Bredde
248 mm
Dybde
19 mm
Aldersnivå
Voksen
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
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Antall sider
226

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