One of Verne's stories of heroic adventure in which an English sea captain and his crew begin an arctic exploration in search of a route to the Far East.
Excerpt from At the North Pole: Or, the Adventures of Captain Hatteras To-morrow, at the turn of the tide, the brig captain, Richard Shandon, mate, will clear from New Prince's Docks destination unknown. This announcement appeared in the Liverpool Herald of April 5, 1860. The sailing of a brig is not a matter of great importance for the chief commercial city of England. Who would take notice of it in so great a throng of ships of all sizes and of every country, that dry-docks covering two leagues scarcely contain them? About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
The Adventures of Captain Hatteras (French: Voyages et aventures du capitaine Hatteras) is an adventure novel by Jules Verne in two parts: The English at the North Pole (French: Les Anglais au pôle nord) and The desert of ice (French: Le Désert de glace). The novel, set in 1861, described adventures of British expedition led by Captain John Hatteras to the North Pole. Hatteras is convinced that the sea around the pole is not frozen and his obsession is to reach the place no matter what. Mutiny by the crew results in destruction of their ship but Hatteras, with a few men, continues on the expedition...
Harold's Christmastime adventure, now available as an ebook! It's Christmas Eve, and Harold needs a Christmas tree. Purple crayon in hand, he sets out in search of one and soon finds himself at the North Pole, where a snowbound (and very purple) Santa Claus needs his help! This classic character's holiday adventure will delight fans young and old, and makes a charming Christmas gift.
North Pole. Led by captain Jon Hatteras, the team must survive a series of vicissitudes including mutiny, barren landscapes, and some events that men do not walk away from the same. The chapters of this book include: An Unexpected Letter, Dr. Clawbonny, Dog-Captain, Out at Sea, The Great Polar Current, Davis s Straits, Gossip of the Crew, News, Dangerous Navigation, The Devil s Thumb, etcetera. This exciting novel is highly recommended for fans of Verne s seminal work, and it would make for a great addition to any bookshelf.
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This book is a thoroughly serious and sincere attempt to present what is to the author's mind the true and final solution of one of the greatest and most fascinating of all problems connected with the history of mankind: the reality of a place which is Eden. Selected contents: The location of Eden: state of the question; the results of explorers, historic and legendary; the results of theologians; primitive Eden at the North Pole, the testimony of astronomical geography, the testimony of physiographical geology, the testimony of prehistoric climatology.
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Perfect for readers who’ve finished Mary Pope Osborne’s Magic Tree House series but who aren’t quite ready for Harry Potter, this accessible fantasy series is imaginative and adventure-filled! “Funny and wonderfully written. A tall-tale adventure that will grab readers!” —Mary Pope Osborne, author of the Magic Tree House series In The Dragon at the North Pole, Dragon Keepers Jesse and Daisy wake on Christmas morning to a winter wonderland—it snowed overnight! Knowing that their dragon, Emmy, has never seen snow before, they hurry to the barn only to discover that she’s disappeared. She’s left a note behind: “Gone to help Santa.” Santa?! Can it be true? With the help of two pairs of magic snowshoes, Jesse and Daisy visit the North Pole to find out! From the Hardcover edition.
The English at the North Pole was originally published in 1864, being begun even before Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth. This vigorous Arctic tale was used to found and introduce a "Magazine of Adventure,"which was continued for some years. The book contains an accurate picture of Arctic life and of the Arctic geography known to the world of 1864. The account of the Franklin expedition and of the persistent and heroic search for its relief is carefully studied and complete, only it necessarily fails to include the later investigations of the American expedition under Lieutenant Schwatka. These finally settled the last details of the historic tragedy.
With the aid of his purple crayon, Harold goes to the North Pole to get Santa ready for his journey.
With the aid of his purple crayon, Harold goes to the North Pole to help Santa prepare for his Christmas Eve journey.
When Robert F. Peary claimed discovery of the North Pole on April 6, 1909, the only other American to stand beside him was a black man, Matthew A. Henson. A native of Charles County, Maryland, Henson accompanied Peary on eight Arctic journeys between 1891 and 1909. His skill in interpreting the language of the North Greenland Eskimos, in building boats and repairing sledges, and in driving dog teams was essential to the ultimate success of the admiral, who wrote, "I can't get along without him." Yet Henson was for the most part ignored, even by Peary, after that historic expedition. A Black Explorer at the North Pole reminds the reader that where Peary went so did Henson—often one step ahead as a troubleshooter. Drawing largely on his diaries, Henson describes the voyage of the steamer Roosevelt to Cape Sheridan on Ellesmere Island in the Canadian Arctic and the four-hundred-mile trek by dogsled over treacherous ice to the top of the world. Susan A. Kaplan, in her introduction to the Bison Book edition, discusses Henson’s accomplishments and the current controversy surrounding Peary's claim to discovery of the North Pole.
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Julie Heart has just turned ten years old and is at the point in her life where she is losing her belief in Santa Claus. It’s the week before Christmas, and her magical Dream Pony, Algonquin, is determined she not lose her belief entirely. With his guardian, Mickey Bright, Algonquin sweeps Julie away in the middle of the night. During their first journey, they met the evil Magnifico, and his follower, Billy Green Hat; they returned victorious. On this trip, they travel to the North Pole. Throughout the adventure, the trio encounter a host of characters including gray wolves and polar bears and even an ice breaker. When Julie arrives at the North Pole on the back of Algonquin, she discovers St. Nicholas is on the verge of no longer making trips on Christmas Eve because so many children don’t believe in him. Julie finds a way to restore his faith in others so he can continue his Christmas Eve journeys.
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