The Ice Balloon

The Ice Balloon

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

Book - 2011
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Documents the dramatic 1897 flight of a visionary Swedish explorer who attempted to discover the North Pole in a hydrogen balloon, describing the formidable environmental conditions that challenged his efforts.
Publisher: New York : A.A. Knopf, 2011, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307594808
Characteristics: 239 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm


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May 06, 2012

Sounds boring? Isn't. If you're halfway interested in the late 19th/early 20th century, exploration in general, or the human heart (yes!), this is a great one. Fascinating, compelling.

May 05, 2012

Interesting book. I've read quite a number of books by mountain climbers and artic explorers must be the same breed of person. Although I find the stories quite interesting, I just can't understand why someone would want to torture themselves like this. It's a wonderful look into the past and a pretty quick read. I give this book a B plus.


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