My Attainment of the PoleMy Attainment of the Pole

That Mr. Peary reached the North Pole—or its environs—with as fair accuracy as was possible, I have never denied. ... I reached my goal when the sun was twelve degrees above the horizon, and was therefore better able to mark a ...

Author: Frederick A. Cook

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783734036330


Page: 496

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Reproduction of the original: My Attainment of the Pole by Frederick A. Cook

Muskox LandMuskox Land

Dr. Frederick Cook, My Attainment of the Pole (New York and London: Mitchell Kennerley, 1908), p. 159. Jean Malaurie, The Last Kings of Thule, p. 52. Dr. Frederick Cook, My Attainment of the Pole, p. 263. Ibid., p. 271. Ibid., p. 287.

Author: Lyle Dick

Publisher: University of Calgary Press

ISBN: 9781552380505


Page: 615

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The first large-scale monograph on the contact between Aboriginal peoples and Europeans during the era of polar exploration. A comprehensive treatment and analysis of Aboriginal-European relations in the Ellesmere Island region of the High Arctic (now the Quttinirpaaq National Park of Canada) in the 19th and 20th centuries. Based on thorough research of published and unpublished primary resources on the history of north polar exploration. A revealing work on both polar exploration, the sensitive issue of cultural contact and the roles of Canada, the United States, and Britain (and some Scandinavian countries) in polar exploration. The book is illustrated with rare archival photographs in colour and black and white.

True North Peary Cook and the Race to the PoleTrue North Peary Cook and the Race to the Pole

Stackpole Books, 1997. Cook, Frederick A. My Attainment of the Pole. 1911. Reprint, Pittsburgh: Polar Publishing, 2001. ———. My Attainment ofthe Pole. Revised ed. 1913. Reprint, New York: Cooper Square Press, 2001. ———.

Author: Bruce Henderson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393344660


Page: 352

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"Nail-biting true adventure."--Kirkus Reviews In 1909, two men laid rival claims to this crown jewel of exploration. A century later, the battle rages still. This book is about one of the most enduring and vitriolic feuds in the history of exploration. "What a consummate cur he is," said Robert Peary of Frederick Cook in 1911. Cook responded, "Peary has stooped to every crime from rape to murder." They had started out as friends and shipmates, with Cook, a doctor, accompanying Peary, a civil engineer, on an expedition to northern Greenland in 1891. Peary's leg was shattered in an accident, and without Cook's care he might never have walked again. But by the summer of 1909, all the goodwill was gone. Peary said he had reached the Pole in September 1909; Cook scooped him, presenting evidence that he had gotten there in 1908. Bruce Henderson makes a wonderful narrative out of the claims and counterclaims, and he introduces fascinating scientific and psychological evidence to put the appalling details of polar travel in a new context.

Exploring the North Pole The Story of Robert Edwin Peary and Matthew HensonExploring the North Pole The Story of Robert Edwin Peary and Matthew Henson

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania: Stackpole Books, 1997. Cook, Dr. Frederick. My Attainment of the Pole. New York: Polar Publishing Company, 1911. Cookman, Scott. Iceblink: The Tragic Fate of Sir John Franklin's Lost Polar Expedition.

Author: Josepha Sherman

Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781612289472


Page: 48

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The Arctic, the far, frozen north, can be a very dangerous place for people to visit. The Arctic is almost always bitter cold, with temperatures that can go far below –50ºF and be in total darkness for four months out of a year. Terrible storms sweep across the ice and snow, and great crevasses, perilous openings in the ice, can swallow the unlucky traveler. By the early 1900s, many expeditions had tried to reach the farthest point north, the North Pole, but all of them had failed. Many explorers had died. Tales spread that no one could reach the North Pole. They warned that the land was cursed. But in the early twentieth century, two men decided to brave the Arctic again. They were Americans Robert Peary and Matthew Henson. And they were determined to do what no one had ever done. They were going to reach the North Pole.

My Arctic JournalMy Arctic Journal

Mr. Bryce has previously written the introductions to Cook's My Attainment of the Pole, Peary's The North Pole, and Matthew Henson's A Negro Explorer at the North Pole, all available from Cooper Square Press. INTRODUCTORY NOTE On June 6 ...

Author: Josephine Peary

Publisher: Cooper Square Press

ISBN: 9781461661177


Page: 312

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Wife of self-proclaimed North Pole discoverer Robert Edwin Peary, Josephine Peary was the first woman apart from the Inuit to take part in an Arctic expedition. My Arctic Journal, unavailable for nearly a century, is Peary's memoir of the time she spent, from June of 1891 to August of 1892, accompanying her husband and his exploration party across the northernmost expanses of Greenland. Peary recounts in detail the hardships of life in the frozen North, and describes at length the customs of the Inuit natives, among whom she spent a great deal of time. She also tells of her experiences hunting near the top of the world, and gives her impressions of the other members of the expedition, who included explorers Dr. Frederick Cook and Matthew Henson. Richly illustrated and written with candor and emotion, My Arctic Journal is a unique gem of an exploration memoir.

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Many of the photographs in Dr. Cook's My Attainment of the Pole , New York , l9ll , are recognized by both E - took - a - shoo and Ah - pellah . The photographs facing page 244 marked ' Bradley Land Discovered ' , etc. , were taken off ...

Author: Terris Moore

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 0898860210


Page: 202

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In this book, Terris Moore presents a dramatic account of man's contest with McKinley, from initial explorations on into the 1940s. With documented facts and a novelist's skills, he tackles the mysteries and controversies surrounding many of the early expeditions. There was the daring 1910 ascent of the North Peak by a group of Alaska sourdoughs, who carried up a large pole to plant on the top only to discover later that there was another, higher summit. Perhaps the most widely discussed attempt was that of Arctic Explorer Dr. Frederick Cook, who tried to support his claim of victory in 1906 with faked photos.

Encyclopedia of the ArcticEncyclopedia of the Arctic

Although many reporters and explorers praised Cook's achievement, others waited for more proof. ... published tables of his “original” observations two years later in his narrative My Attainment of the Pole (1911), they were in error.

Author: Mark Nuttall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136786808


Page: 740

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With detailed essays on the Arctic's environment, wildlife, climate, history, exploration, resources, economics, politics, indigenous cultures and languages, conservation initiatives and more, this Encyclopedia is the only major work and comprehensive reference on this vast, complex, changing, and increasingly important part of the globe. Including 305 maps. This Encyclopedia is not only an interdisciplinary work of reference for all those involved in teaching or researching Arctic issues, but a fascinating and comprehensive resource for residents of the Arctic, and all those concerned with global environmental issues, sustainability, science, and human interactions with the environment.

How Peary Reached the PoleHow Peary Reached the Pole

My Attainment of the Pole: Being the Record of the Expedition that First Reached the Boreal Center, 1907–1909: With the final summary of the polar controversy. New York: Polar Counter, Allen. 1991. North Pole Legacy: Black, White, ...

Author: Donald MacMillan

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773575202


Page: 366

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In 1934 Donald B. MacMillan, an accomplished explorer, wrote about his early career as a member of Robert E. Peary's 1908-09 North Pole Expedition. Now available for the first time since its original publication, this expanded edition of How Peary Reached the Pole features a biography of MacMillan and thirty-six images from his hand-tinted lantern slides. MacMillan used the journal he kept during the expedition to provide an intimate view of day-to-day activities and relationships with other members of the party, detailing how he learned to drive dog teams, camp in sub-zero temperatures, and travel safely across the ice-covered Polar Sea. MacMillan's experiences and deep admiration for Peary's methods, leadership, and many accomplishments make for fascinating reading. How Peary Reached the Pole allows us to see Arctic landscapes and Inughuit culture as MacMillan experienced them, providing a perspective from which to consider the northern environmental and cultural issues that continue to concern individuals and nations today, one hundred years after Peary's historic expedition.