|Title:||Unsolved Mysteries of the Arctic|
|Publisher:||The Macmillan Company|
|Tags:||Arctic, history, non-fiction, Sir John Franklin, Greenland, Northwest Passage, Thomas Simpson, Andrée, Levanevsky|
In Unsolved Mysteries of the Arctic, the world-renowned Arctic explorer and writer Vilhjálmur Stefánsson magnificently recounts the circumstances surrounding five of Arctic history’s most enigmatic disappearances: those involving the lost colonies of Greenland, the expedition of Sir John Franklin, the nineteenth-century explorer Thomas Simpson, the Andrée balloon expedition, and the doomed Russian polar flight of 1937.--back cover. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Leacock, Stephen Butler
Stephen Leacock (1869-1944) was a Canadian author. Born in England, his family moved to Canada when he was six years old. The family settled in Sutton, Ontario on the south shore of Lake Simcoe. A bright student, he went to Upper Canada College where he was top of his class. After a brief stint at teaching (which he loathed) he eventually went on to become chair of the Department of Economics and Political Science at McGill University. Although he wrote several books on these august subjects, he is best known for his light satirical and humorous writing, in particular, "Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town". (Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature)
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