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 #: PL104B-1272
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

List Price: $22.50
You Save $12.51 (56%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description
New York, 1989, 1st edition. 395 pp, b/w photos. Hardcover with no dust jacket. 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 DJ Near Fine 2 copies available
By: Herbert, Wally
Price $17.99 ~ Regular $22.50, You Save $4.51 (20%)
- Item # PL104A-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 # PL4639-1338p
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 DJ Near Fine 2 copies available
By: Herbert, Wally
Price $17.99 ~ Regular $22.50, You Save $4.51 (20%)
- Item # PL104A-1272
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TRIUMPH AND TRIBULATION H. W. Tilman 1977 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine-Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Tilman, H. W.
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $20.01 (67%)
- Item # OP637-7922
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
GERVASUTTI'S CLIMBS Giusto Gervasutti 1979 Paperback Very Good-Near Fine 3 Copies Available
By: Gervasutti, Giusto
Price $9.95 ~ Regular $29.99, You Save $20.04 (67%)
- Item # OP479B-1643
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ON THIN ICE: A WOMAN'S JOURNEY TO THE NORTH POLE Matty L. McNair 1999 1st edition Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by author Matty McNair
By: McNair, Matty
Price $30.00
- Item # PL4484-167
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ANTARCTICA: THE EXTRAORDINARY HISTORY OF MAN'S CONQUEST 1990 Large Format Hardcover DJ/No DJ Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Reader's Digest
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $99.95, You Save $89.96 (90%)
- Item # PL237-1622p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
VORTEX [Novel] David Harris 1991 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine Multiple Copies Available
By: Harris, David
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $34.95, You Save $24.96 (71%)
- Item # BK598-1643
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EMILIO COMICI [Alex Honnold of 1930s Europe]: ANGEL OF THE DOLOMITES: PASSION, PITONS, POLITICS AND THE FIRST BIG WALLS David Smart 2020 Hardcover DJ Fine-New 2021 Boardman Tasker Prize Winner Multiple Copies Available
By: Smart, David
Price $26.95 ~ Regular $32.00, You Save $5.05 (16%)
- Item # BK5902-1726
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAIN WORLD FULL SET 1953-1969 10 Volumes Hardcovers DJ, Near Fine
By: Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research
Price $174.95 ~ Regular $300.00, You Save $125.05 (42%)
- Item # MW1953-1969-127p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE CENTENARIANS OF THE ANDES David Davies 1975 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Davies, David
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $99.95, You Save $89.96 (90%)
- Item # OP6853-865
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE DUTCH AT THE NORTH POLE AND THE DUTCH IN MAINE J. Watts de Peyster 1857 Hardcover Near Fine
By: de Peyster, J. Watts
Price $79.99 ~ Regular $100.00, You Save $20.01 (20%)
- Item # PL6328-167
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE 1954 July Everest First Ascent in May 1953 by John Hunt and Edmund Hillary Multiple copies available
By: National Geographic Magazine 1954 July
Price $39.95 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $10.05 (20%)
- Item # NG5407-1094
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