Chessler Books
Rock Climbing - Mountaineering - Exploration
New - Used - Collectible - Signed
Chessler Books Accepts PAYPAL Chessler Books Accepts VISA Chessler Books Accepts MASTERCARD Chessler Books Accepts DISCOVER CARD Chessler Books Accepts AMERICAN EXPRESS
All Orders Shipped via United States Postal Service   Chessler Books Ships Via USPS
Author:
Title:
Keyword:
Item #:
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M Mc N O P Q
R S T U V W X Y Z
Item #: PL104A-1272
THE NOOSE OF LAURELS: ROBERT E. PEARY AND THE RACE TO THE NORTH POLE Wally Herbert 1989 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine 2 copies available
By Herbert, Wally
Price: $17.99

List Price: $22.50
You Save $4.51 (20%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description
New York, 1989, 1st edition. 395 pp, b/w photos. Hardcover with dust jacket.  Book and Jacket are Near Fine.

''Wally Herbert has presented a very thoroughly researched and documented book on the Peary/Cook race to the North Pole concluding that Cook flat out lied about arriving at the Pole (that's easy to correctly conclude) and Peary carelessly missed it by numerous navigational errors.
 
''This is a tale that can seemingly never be put to rest. Sir Wally Herbert is well qualified to research and write such a book as he himself dog sledded from Barrow Alaska, over the North Pole and back below the Arctic Circle to Spitzenberg in 1969. The author was very even handed about his research and his fair presentation of the facts as he could best interpret them. I think however, Wally Herbert mistakenly concludes that Peary missed the Pole and presumably 'lied' about achieving his goal of being the first to arrive at the North Pole.
 
''After I read Herbert's book I took the opportunity to re-read a 1990 National Geographic article entitled 'New Evidence Places Peary at the Pole'. In the article an independent body of geographic, photographic and navigational experts from the Navigation Foundation of Rockville, MD were presented with all of the navigational details of Peary's diary notations, his photographs, ocean depth soundings and preserved navigational equipment.
 
''The article makes a very convincing and cogent presentation that Peary's photographs (the angle and extent of shadows within the exposures) when measured photogrammetrically present unalterable proof that the photos were taken with five miles of the pole. Further the ocean depth sounding results taken on the way to the pole by Peary are currently consistent with what we now know about the actual depth of the Arctic Ocean along the meridian traveled by the Peary Expedition. Although National Geographic and the Navigation Foundation have in my opinion substantiated Peary's success in attaining the pole this is no discredit to Herbert's well written book that should be read by anyone interested in polar and arctic history.''   --- Reviewer: Michael J. Muller Adirondack Reader
 


Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
THE NOOSE OF LAURELS: ROBERT E. PEARY AND THE RACE TO THE NORTH POLE Wally Herbert 1989 1st ed Hardcover Near Fine 2 copies available
By: Herbert, Wally
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $22.50, You Save $12.51 (56%)
- Item # PL104B-1272
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ACROSS THE ARCTIC OCEAN: ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE LAST GREAT POLAR JOURNEY Wally Herbert 2015 1st ed Large Hardcover New Multiple copies available
By: Herbert, Sir Wally, Lewis-Jones, Huw
Price $19.95 ~ Regular $39.95, You Save $20.00 (50%)
- Item # PL4639-1337p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE NORTH POLE: ITS DISCOVERY IN 1909 UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE PEARY ARCTIC CLUB Peary 1910 2nd ed Hardcover Very Good
By: Peary, Robert E.
Price $95.00 ~ Regular $175.00, You Save $80.00 (46%)
- Item # PL160A-167
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
NORTH TO THE POLE Will Steger with Paul Schurke 1987 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine Multiple Copies Available
By: Steger, Will with Paul Schurke
Price $3.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $31.01 (89%)
- Item # PL268-1674
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SAFE RETURN DOUBTFUL: THE HEROIC AGE OF POLAR EXPLORATION John Maxtone-Graham 1999 Softcover Fine
By: Maxtone-Graham, John
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $12.95, You Save $7.96 (61%)
- Item # PL136-167
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
NORTH TO THE POLE Will Steger with Paul Schurke 1987 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Carl Schurke
By: Steger, Will with Paul Schurke
Price $35.00 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $15.00 (30%)
- Item # PL268A-167
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
FINDING THE NORTH POLE BY COOK AND PEARY APR. 21st 1908 - APR. 6th 1909 Cook and Peary 1909 Hardcover Good
By: Cook, Frederick A. and Robert E. Peary
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $69.95, You Save $49.96 (71%)
- Item # PL6325-167
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
NEAREST THE POLE: A NARRATIVE OF THE POLAR EXPEDITION OF THE PEARY ARCTIC CLUB IN THE S.S. ROOSEVELT 1905-1906 Robert Peary 1907 1st US ed Hardcover Very Good
By: Peary, Robert
Price $85.00 ~ Regular $270.00, You Save $185.00 (69%)
- Item # PL257-167p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CANADIAN ALPINE JOURNAL 1989 Multiple copies available
By: Alpine Club of Canada
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $25.01 (71%)
- Item # CAJ1989-1974
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
NORTHWARD OVER THE "GREAT ICE" 2 Vols. Robert Peary 1898 1st US ed Hardcover Very Good
By: Peary, Robert
Price $95.00 ~ Regular $250.00, You Save $155.00 (62%)
- Item # PL258A-167p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE NOOSE OF LAURELS: ROBERT E. PEARY AND THE RACE TO THE NORTH POLE Wally Herbert 1989 1st ed Hardcover Near Fine 2 copies available
By: Herbert, Wally
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $22.50, You Save $12.51 (56%)
- Item # PL104B-1272
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ACROSS THE ROOF OF THE WORLD Wilfred Skrede 1954 TBC ed Hardcover No DJ Near Fine
By: Skrede, Wilfred
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $10.01 (50%)
- Item # OP3956B-784
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
NORTH POLE, SOUTH POLE: A GUIDE TO THE ECOLOGY AND RESOURCES OF THE ARCTIC AND ANTARCTIC Bernard Stonehouse 1990 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Stonehouse, Bernard
Price $10.00 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $40.00 (80%)
- Item # PL119-162p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CLIMBING AND HIKING IN ECUADOR Rob Rachowiecki and Betsy Wagenhauser 1994 3rd ed Near Fine
By: Rachowiecki, Rob and Betsy Wagenhauser
Price $9.95 ~ Regular $15.95, You Save $6.00 (38%)
- Item # GB395B-100
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
DENALI'S WEST BUTTRESS: A CLIMBER'S GUIDE TO MOUNT MCKINLEY'S CLASSIC ROUTE Colby Coombs 1998 1st ed 2nd prtg Softcover Fine
By: Coombs, Colby and Bradford Washburn (Photos)
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $16.95, You Save $6.96 (41%)
- Item # GB473-277
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE IMPOSSIBLE CLIMB: ALEX HONNOLD, EL CAPITAN, AND THE CLIMBING LIFE Mark Synnott 2020 Softcover Fine
By: Synnott, Mark
Price $10.95 ~ Regular $18.00, You Save $7.05 (39%)
- Item # BK4148A-151
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
WILD LIFE ON THE ROCKIES Enos A. Mills 1909 1st ed Hardcover Near Fine
By: Mills, Enos A.
Price $59.99
- Item # OP2413B-151
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
VIER IM HIMALAYA: ERLEBNISBERICHT DER DEUTSCHEN NEPAL EXPEDITION 1955 [ANNAPURNA IV FIRST ASCENT: FOUR IN HIMALAYA: EXPERIENCE REPORT OF THE GERMAN NEPAL EXPEDITION 1955] Heinz Steinmetz 1957 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By: Steinmetz, Heinz
Price $39.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $10.01 (20%)
- Item # OP3721-753
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CANADIANS ON EVEREST Bruce Patterson 1990 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Patterson, Bruce
Price $29.00 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $21.00 (42%)
- Item # BK1165-158
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MAP, COMPASS AND CAMPFIRE: A HANDBOOK FOR THE OUTDOORSMAN Donald Ratliff 1993 5th prtg Softcover Near Fine
By: Ratliff, Donald E.
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $15.00, You Save $10.01 (67%)
- Item # GB7924-103
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CLIMBING ON THE HIMALAYA AND OTHER MOUNTAIN RANGES J. Norman Collie 1902 1st UK ed Hardcover Fine
By: Collie, J. Norman
Price $1200.00
- Item # OP846A-147
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
偽物ブランド ブランドルイヴィトンコピー