Arctic & Antarctica
mobi, epub |eng | 2017-01-10 | Author:Garth Walpole & Russell Potter

Figure 19: Irving’s grave as depicted in “Overland to Starvation Cove” (Barr 1987: 83) (author’s collection). Schwatka stated the skull was found outside the grave’s broken walls but appeared to ...
( Category: World January 23,2019 )
epub |eng | 2016-06-05 | Author:Lawrence Paterson [Paterson, Lawrence]

Fired two torpedoes at a damaged tanker in Sokhumi. Depth charges. Tanker was 7,000 GRT, loaded or flooded, sea force 1, depth-setting 5.5 meters with magnetic firing pistol. Two hits ...
( Category: Military December 12,2018 )
epub |eng | 2013-12-31 | Author:Garth James Cameron

Chapter Ten Learning to Fly: Ciampino February–March 1926 Riiser-Larsen was the only one of the Norwegians qualified to fly an airship, and even he had limited experience of the N1 ...
( Category: World December 11,2018 )
epub |eng | | Author:Rorke Bryan

Figure 8.15 SY Polaris built at Sandefjord in 1911 for the De Gerlache-Christensen consortium and subsequently sold to Sir Ernest Shackleton and renamed Endurance. (COURTESY OF THE DE GERLACHE ARCHIVES) ...
( Category: Polar Regions December 9,2018 )
epub |eng | 2018-10-29 | Author:David Grann

Parked amid a sea of ice. As the men ate, they talked about the relatively warm weather—the temperature had reached fourteen degrees. Adams delivered the evening broadcast, reporting that they ...
( Category: Travelers & Explorers November 1,2018 )
epub |eng | 2018-10-15 | Author:Michael Palin

* * * — Although Erebus and Terror had been refitted by the end of July, Ross had to stay in these bleak and stormy surroundings until the next magnetic-term ...
( Category: Winter Sports October 31,2018 )
epub |eng | 2010-10-18 | Author:Geoffrey Wolff [Wolff, Geoffrey]

The Aquidneck (Photo credit 7.1) 1 In his Maritime History of Maine, William Hutchinson Rowe notes, “Very queer specimens were often brought aboard by the crimps. Three of the crew ...
( Category: Travelers & Explorers October 12,2018 )
epub |eng | 2018-07-02 | Author:David L. Brainard

December 5th. A gale broke suddenly on us at 3 a.m. It subsided at noon and the sky cleared beautifully, but in the evening the wind rose again with greater ...
( Category: Winter Sports September 8,2018 )
epub |eng | 2018-07-17 | Author:Roy Scranton

The dream I had of Mutanabbi Street was a dream that life could win out over death, as the poet Naseer had said a few days ago: a faith that ...
( Category: Essays & Correspondence August 6,2018 )
epub |eng | | Author:Abdel-Motaal, Doaa;

THE MOON AND OTHER CELESTIAL BODIES The Moon Treaty was negotiated to create a more specific regime for the Moon than the Outer Space Treaty. Article 1 of the latter ...
( Category: Politics & Government July 18,2018 )
epub |eng | | Author:Michael G Walling

Blenheims were used as both medium-range bombers and night fighters. They carried a crew of three and were armed with four .303 machine guns. Known as the “Stringbag” by its ...
( Category: Military July 18,2018 )
epub |eng | 2016-07-08 | Author:Potter, Russell A.;

Schwatka’s plan took advantage of the small size of his party, requiring only a modest amount of equipment beyond what could be obtained once they arrived; he planned to travel ...
( Category: World July 9,2018 )
epub |eng | 2009-06-23 | Author:Michael Smith [Smith, Michael]

Crean was also a popular member of the party and Wright described him as ‘very good natured’. Debenham remembered that his ‘quips and brogue kept the mess-deck part of the ...
( Category: Travelers & Explorers June 23,2018 )
epub |eng | 2009-05-15 | Author:Brian Payton [Payton, Brian]

An extraordinary hush descends. No one speaks more than necessary. The crew seeks to relieve its mounting frustration through another day of blasting. This work endows the men with a ...
( Category: Arctic & Antarctica May 15,2018 )
mobi, epub |eng | 2013-05-31 | Author:Michael Pearson

CHAPTER 6 ‘STEER FOR THE SOUND OF THE GUNS’ At 11.15 Kapitän zur See Stange altered course eastwards to 090° to take Lützow away from the snow squall, and out ...
( Category: Military April 21,2018 )