|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 Butler Leacock (December 30, 1869 - March 28, 1944) was a Canadian political scientist, and writer and humourist. He was extremely popular around the world, indeed, between 1915 and 1925 he was the most popular and widely read humourist in the English-speaking world.
Perhaps his most famous books were Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town and Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich, two of his thirty-five books of humour. He wrote twenty-eight books of non-fiction, his first was the famous Elements of Political Science.
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