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    PDF/EBOOK (Arctic Labyrinth) Call me crazy for being fascinated with the search for the Northwest Passage but at least I’m not as crazy as the guys who actually went on the search for the Northwest Passage And what a crew they were Fearless daring stalwart these were m

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    PDF/EBOOK (Arctic Labyrinth) Non Fiction A history of the search for the Northwest Passage from the 1500s through to the 1940s mostly through the eyes of the British The Russians Spanish and French get a few mentions but always framed as com

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    Read & Download ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free µ Glyn Williams Glyn Williams µ 5 Free download characters Arctic Labyrinth The fabled Northwest Passage that supposedly provided a sea route between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans around the top of North A

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    Glyn Williams µ 5 Free download PDF/EBOOK (Arctic Labyrinth) Williams does wonderful historical work on the pursuit of the Northwest Passage Though I used this text as a supplement to research fo

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    PDF/EBOOK (Arctic Labyrinth) Read & Download ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free µ Glyn Williams The history of European penetration into the Pacific Ocean has long been Professor Glyn Williams' special interest He has written exte

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    Glyn Williams µ 5 Free download PDF/EBOOK (Arctic Labyrinth) An excellent and thorough overview of the major mostly British Arctic explorations beginning in the late 16th century with Martin Frobisher a

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    PDF/EBOOK (Arctic Labyrinth) written by a scientist or so it seemed A little too dry for my adventurous mind

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    Read & Download ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free µ Glyn Williams Glyn Williams µ 5 Free download characters Arctic Labyrinth Good A nice history of Arctic exploration Didn't bring up De Long at all which actually I suppose was okay because I wasn't in the mood to cry anyway Actually I thought it was weird since it did mention Allen Young and the HMS Pando

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    PDF/EBOOK (Arctic Labyrinth) I was uite keen to read Voyages of Delusion as I'm originally from Michigan and the search for the Northwest Passage was a big deal in my childhood history classes This book outlines the many attempts by speculators and sailors to find a naviga

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    characters Arctic Labyrinth PDF/EBOOK (Arctic Labyrinth) I love books about cold places and try to read one in the summer This summer's is Arctic LabyrinthI was already somewhat familiar with many of the attempts at finding the Northwest Passage described in this book Williams doesn't skimp on detailing the trials and deprivations of early attempts but his focus is on how the methodology of attempts changed over time and using documentary evidence to do so He especially excels at pointing out the

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Free download Arctic Labyrinth 105 Read & Download ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free µ Glyn Williams The elusive dream of locating the Northwest Passage an ocean route over the top of North America that promised a shortcut to the fabulous wealth of Asia obsessed explorers for centuries While global warming has brought several such routes into existence until recently these channels were hopelessly choked by impassible ice Voyagers faced unim. The fabled Northwest Passage that supposedly provided a sea route between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans around the top of North America intrigued Europeans for centuries The search for a navigable route around North America was spurred by the dream of riches to be found in the unknown lands to the west and in the Orient as well as to avoid the tortuously long and hazardous route around Cape Horn at the bottom of South America or the even longer route via the Cape of Good Hope The Spanish even had a name for it Anian but their repeated attempts to find it all failed The French also had no success This book provides an overview of the many failed attempts mostly British from James Knight of the Hudson Bay Company to Royal Navy Captains James Cook and George Vancouver and their Spanish and French contemporariesThe voyage of Christopher Middleton in 1741 2 demonstrated how harsh the conditions were in Hudson Bay during winter especially as the men were ill prepared and the fresh food and clothing were insufficient Many succumbed to frostbite or scurvy for which there was no known cure at the time When Middleton returned to England he was accused of lying about his findings by his former sponsor which made it difficult for him to gain further positions But his findings were partly vindicated in a further voyage by William Moor and Francis Smith in 1746 7 which descended into enmity And Middleton s discoveries were further verified 80 years laterBefore the 18th century three Spanish captains claimed to have found the Strait of Anian or the Rio Los Reyes and one of them claimed to have sailed through it to Hudson Bay These accounts coloured the thinking and cartography throughout the 18th century The French produced fantastic maps with a supposed sea within the western half of North America and the navigable channel suggested by the Spanish accounts These drove the thinking of some of the English champions of the Northwest Passage The Spanish accounts eventually proved to be falseCook s third voyage of discovery was brought about through a renewed interest in Britain to find the Northwest Passage from the Pacific as supposedly the Spanish had done It appears that a large reward was put up to persuade Cook to take up this mission Cook and his crew used Russian maps to guide them but these proved to be utterly worthless to the exasperated master navigator He was also led to believe that the polar sea would largely be ice free so that the crew was hugely disappointed to be confronted by an impenetrable ice barrier north of Bering Strait Despite the disappointment and setbacks Cook determined the shape of the Northwest coast of America that had eluded all previous attemptsLa Perouse followed Cook and attempted to find a way through but the weather and time defeated him This and other voyages to the Northwest coast helped to fill in some of the gaps that Cook had missed because he had assumed that some of the strings of coastal islands were the mainland The tremendous number of islands along this coast provided a veritable maze that combined with wishful thinking led many people to believe that the fabled Spanish passage to Hudson Bay existedGeorge Vancouver who had twice sailed with Cook finally put all the mythical passages beyond doubt by meticulously surveying the North West coast from the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the north of Kodiak Island AlaskaThe illusory stories of the voyages of Juan de Fuca Bartholomew de Fonte and Lorenzo Ferrer Maldonado spurred European geographers and explorers into the search for a navigable passage through North America It took than a hundred years to show that no such passage existed despite the encouragement from land based sponsors This account of the exploration during the 18th century shows that the promise of riches no matter how illusory will drive men to follow mere suggestions It took great navigators to finally dash those dreams but at the same time they filled in the blanks of the North West coast of North America Their achievements have to be admired and celebrated not for their failure to find the impossible but for their determination to disprove fantastic theoriesIn my opinion this is a well researched book that demonstrates the fallibility of human nature when faced with the immense opportunities suggested by others It took the dedicated labours of meticulous men such as Cook Vancouver La Perouse and Malaspina to reveal the truth I give this book 4 stars out of 5

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Free download Arctic Labyrinth 105 Read & Download ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free µ Glyn Williams Aginable horrors entire ships crushed mass starvation disabling frostbite even cannibalism in pursuit of a futile goal In Arctic Labyrinth Glyn Williams charts the entire sweep of this extraordinary history from the tiny woefully euipped vessels of the first Tudor expeditions to the twentieth century ventures that finally opened the Passage W. The history of European penetration into the Pacific Ocean has long been Professor Glyn Williams special interest He has written extensively based on his historical research about European exploration trade and sometimes conflict in that ocean A fabled Strait of Anian across North America had been rumoured since the sixteenth century In Voyages of Delusion he has written a detailed and fascinating account of two centuries of exploration attempting to rediscover and verify a navigable passage from the North Atlantic into the Pacific a route that held out the promise of easier access to the profitable European trade with China and the Orient Early attempts to find a short route to the Pacific were largely British with hopes that some navigable waterway would be found out of or near Hudson Bay where the somewhat secretive Hudson s Bay Company had trading posts When these attempts failed the search shifted to the Pacific coast of North America where expeditions under Captain James Cook La P rouse and several Spanish explorers tried to locate the trans continental waterways supposed to have been discovered earlier by Juan de Fuca Bartholomew de Fonte and Maldonado Armchair geographers and cartographers in Europe had meanwhile constructed vast maps of North America in which imaginary inland seas and waterways apparently linked the Atlantic and Pacific coasts in total ignorance of the barrier of the Rocky Mountains and huge distances These abortive and often misreported voyages of exploration are described and put into context in this well written account by Glyn Williams By the late eighteenth century Vancouver Malaspina and other Spanish explorers had carried out very careful surveys of the Pacific coast under difficult conditions The commercial traders who came in search of the valuable sea otter pelts also contributed their findings These finally showed that all the earlier claims of navigable passages were delusions based on failure to appreciate the extent of the Inside Passage between the mainland and the extensive archipelago of islands off the fractured Pacific coastThis book covers the explorations up to the end of the eighteenth century and does not deal with the later attempts by others including the tragic voyages of Sir John Franklin in the nineteenth century The book is a compelling read but not one to read uickly it is very detailed and at times one struggles a bit with the innumerable characters For example Puget after whom Seattle s waterway is named is casually referred to as Lieutenant Peter Puget without mentioning which of Captain George Vancouver s two ships he served in The book has many invaluable maps and charts though the reproduction of some eighteenth century maps in the paperback edition is a bit disappointing The index is excellent and there are over 20 pages of scholarly endnotes as well as summaries of the somewhat incredible accounts of late sixteenth century discoveries It was not until 1914 that the Panama Canal provided a navigable Strait of Anian connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans through America Now rising ocean temperatures and retreat of polar ice caused by progressive climate change offers the possibility of a navigable North West Passage across the north of America

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Free download Arctic Labyrinth 105 Read & Download ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free µ Glyn Williams Illiams’s thrilling narrative delves into private letters and journals to expose the gritty reality behind the often self serving accounts of those in charge An important work of maritime history and exploration and as exciting a tale of heroism and fortitude as readers will find Arctic Labyrinth is also a remarkable study in human delusio. I was uite keen to read Voyages of Delusion as I m originally from Michigan and the search for the Northwest Passage was a big deal in my childhood history classes This book outlines the many attempts by speculators and sailors to find a navigable passage through the ice as a possible route to the established trading nations of Asia This book is mainly written from the British perspective although it does include a general overview of the other major colonial powers exploring the region It includes fascinating tales of survival under brutal winter conditions and incredible scientific achievements I especially enjoyed the descriptions of trade and interactions with the First Nations peoples It seems that those who forced themselves to go outside into the snow experienced better health than those who stayed indoors to drink in smoky overcrowded housing This book is meticulously detailed down to how and when the endeavours were approved and funded I m afraid I did find those sections to be a bit dry although I did enjoy reading the wishful thinking and mania of those who were funding these maritime expeditions As Punk mentioned in their review it was occasionally unclear whether the expeditions were sent by the Royal Navy or privately funded especially if you put the book down and picked it up later Voyages of Delusion is packed with adventure and heroic characters divided up by long sections of academic facts dates and methodology It s a book without speculation so I often wondered why say the crew just didn t start making their own snow shoes if they couldn t buy enough for everyone from local women The reading experience would have been greatly improved if there had been maps in this book which discusses maps and locations in depth I had to pull out my phone a few times to really understand what the crew was going through and to see what it was they were attempting to do Overall an enjoyable read but some sections did seem entirely lifted from an academic dissertation rather than a book for the general reader Many sections on the perspectives of the explorers were sublime

  • Hardcover
  • 462
  • Arctic Labyrinth
  • Glyn Williams
  • English
  • 04 January 2019
  • 9780520266278