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Published by The Macmillan company in New York .
Written in English


  • Wrangel Island.

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Statementwritten by Vilhjalmur Stefansson, with the collaboration of John Irvine Knight, upon the diary of whose son, Errol Lorne Knight, the narrative is mainly based.
ContributionsKnight, John Irvine, d. 1923., Knight, Errol Lorne, d. 1923.
LC ClassificationsG830 .S8
The Physical Object
Paginationxxviii p., 1.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21600515M
LC Control Number25008914

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"Early history of the island, a landing there by members of Stefansson's Canadian Arctic Expedition of ; organization of the expedtion to Wrangel news of the expedition's end and death of four members testimony of Ada Blackjack, Eskimo survivor" - Arctic Bib   Addeddate Identifier Identifier-ark ark://t15n1j86n Ocr ABBYY FineReader Ppi Scanner Internet . texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK (US) Genealogy Lincoln Collection. National Emergency Library. Top American Libraries Canadian Libraries Universal Library Community Texts Project Gutenberg Biodiversity Heritage Library Children's Library. Open Library.   The journey of Captain Bartlett and his crew to Wrangel Island was an accidental one.   As chronicled in my second book, Ada Blackjack, Wrangel Island was the deliberate and specific destination of the one woman and four young men who journeyed there in to claim the island for Great Britain.  Only the woman survived.

Wrangel Island is a Russian Federal Nature Reserve of international significance and importance particularly as it is a major Polar Bear denning area. Also each summer thousands of birds migrate here to breed, including Snow Geese, Snowy Owls, skuas, Arctic Terns, Ross’s, Sabine and Ivory Gulls. Uninhabited and much smaller Herald Island is situated 64 kms north east of Wrangel towards the Bering Strait and Alaska. Wrangel Island straddles the meridian and thus lies in both the western and eastern hemispheres. Area: Wrangel Island is a large island kilometres long by kilometres wide, a total area of 7, square kilometres.   Romance, history, time travel, adventure, fantasy — it’s no wonder so many readers think of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander when imagining the book they’ll be reading under those deserted. Great deals on History Books Get cozy and expand your home library with a large online selection of books at Fast & Free shipping on many items!

Wrangel Island, Tragic and Disputed; Mr. Stefansson Tells a Story of High Courage and Adventure THE ADVENTURE OF WRANGEL ISLAND. Written by Vilhjalmur Stefansson, with the . The Adventure of Wrangel Island. By Vilhjalmur Stefansson. (Cape. 18s.) THIS is the story of an Arctic expedition, whose main object was to continue the occupation of Wrangel Island, begun in In Chukchi author Yuri Rytkheu's historical novel A Dream in Polar Fog, set in the early 20th century, the Chukchi knew of Wrangel Island and referred to it as the "Invisible Land" or "Invisible Island". A Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People In , four men ventured into the Arctic for a top-secret expedition: an attempt to claim uninhabited Wrangel Island in northern Siberia for Great Britain. With the men was a young Inuit woman named Ada Blackjack, who had signed on as cook and seamstress to earn money to care for her sick son/5(32).