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 #: PL4616-155
THE COLDEST CRUCIBLE: ARCTIC EXPLORATION AND AMERICAN CULTURE Michael F. Robinson 2006 Hardcover New SIGNED by the author Michael Robinson
By Robinson, Michael F.
Price: $35.00


Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description
Chicago, Univ Chicago Press, 2006, 1st edition. 206 pp, 18 photos. Hardcover with Dust Jacket, New condition. 

SIGNED by the author, ''To Bill [Isherwood], With warmest regards. Michael Robinson. 

In the late 1800s, "Arctic Fever" swept across the nation as dozens of American expeditions sailed north to the Arctic to find a sea route to Asia and, ultimately, to stand at the North Pole. Yet despite the Pole's geographic distance, Arctic exploration, Michael F. Robinson argues, was an activity that unfolded in America as much as it did in the wintry hinterland. 

Paying particular attention to the perils facing explorers such as Elisha Kent Kane, Charles Hall, and Robert Peary at home, The Coldest Crucible examines their struggles to build support for the expeditions before departure, defend their claims upon their return, and cast themselves as men worthy of the nation's full attention. In so doing, this book paints a new portrait of polar voyagers, one that removes them from the icy backdrop of the Arctic and sets them within the tempests of American cultural life. 

In the late 1800s, "Arctic Fever" swept across the nation as dozens of American expeditions sailed north to the Arctic to find a sea route to Asia and, ultimately, to stand at the North Pole. This book argues, was an activity that unfolded in America as much as it did in the wintry hinterland. 

Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
NIGHT ON THE GROUND, A DAY IN THE OPEN [Sierra, Yosemite] 1996 1st or 2001 2nd ed Softcover Fine Multiple Copies Available SIGNED by Doug Robinson
By: Robinson, Doug
Price $29.95 ~ Regular $34.00, You Save $4.05 (12%)
- Item # BK1286-1585
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
AMERICAN ALPINE JOURNAL 1957 Multiple copies available
By: American Alpine Club 1957 Journal
Price $45.00 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $30.00 (40%)
- Item # AAJ1957-2337
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
NIGHT ON THE GROUND, A DAY IN THE OPEN [Sierra, Yosemite] Doug Robinson 1996 1st ed Softcover Near Fine-Fine Multiple Copies Available [Not Signed]
By: Robinson, Doug
Price $4.95 ~ Regular $10.00, You Save $5.05 (50%)
- Item # BK1286A-1723
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
AMERICAN ALPINE JOURNAL 1976 Krakauer Moose's Tooth Multiple copies available
By: American Alpine Club 1976 Journal
Price $5.00 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $20.00 (80%)
- Item # AAJ1976-23319
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE VERTICAL WORLD OF YOSEMITE: A COLLECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND WRITINGS ON ROCK CLIMBING IN YOSEMITE Galen Rowell 1974 Paperback Fine SIGNED by Galen Rowell
By: Rowell, Galen
Price $125.00
- Item # OP1801C-188p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
1969 ASCENT: THE SIERRA CLUB MOUNTAINEERING JOURNAL Signed by Roper, Steck, Robbins, Robinson and Denny or Frost Multiple copies available
By: Roper, Steve and Allen Steck, Sierra Club
Price $175.00
- Item # JR1302A-907
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
AMERICAN ALPINE JOURNAL 1954 Multiple copies available Rare
By: American Alpine Club 1954 Journal
Price $45.00 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $30.00 (40%)
- Item # AAJ1954-2334
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE VERTICAL WORLD OF YOSEMITE: A COLLECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND WRITINGS ON ROCK CLIMBING IN YOSEMITE Galen Rowell 1974 1st ed Hardcover No DJ Near Fine [Not Signed] 2 copies available
By: Rowell, Galen
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $55.01 (73%)
- Item # OP1801B-1792p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE CANADIAN ROCKIES TRAIL GUIDE Brian Patton and Bart Robinson 1972 2nd prtg Very Good-Near Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Patton, Brian and Bart Robinson
Price $9.95 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $20.05 (67%)
- Item # GB45-7032
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE ASCENT OF EVEREST John Hunt 3rd UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Edmund Hillary and Michael Ward
By: Hunt, John. With Sir Edmund Hillary
Price $150.00 ~ Regular $300.00, You Save $150.00 (50%)
- Item # OP001F-576
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
Sorry, we were unable find any similar items available by this author.


MOUNTAIN PHOTOGRAPHY: ITS ART AND TECHNIQUE IN BRITAIN AND ABROAD C. Douglas Milner 1945 1st ed or 1946 reprint Hardcover DJ/No DJ Near Fine Multiple Copies Available
By: Milner, C. Douglas
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $30.01 (86%)
- Item # OP1684-1794
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A WALK IN THE SKY 1982 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine INSCRIBED by Nick Clinch with ephemera
By: Clinch, Nicholas
Price $75.00 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $75.00 (50%)
- Item # OP63B-179
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
BROAD PEAK 8047 M. MEINE BERGFAHRTEN MIT HERMANN BUHL Marcus Schmuck 1958 1st edition DJ Fine SIGNED by Marcus Schmuck Fritz Winterstller and Kurt Diemberger
By: Schmuck, Marcus
Price $1050.00
- Item # OP2491AB-544
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
FACE CLIMBING: HOW TO ROCK CLIMB John Long 1991 1st ed Fine-New Paperback 2 copies available
By: Long, John
Price $5.95 ~ Regular $15.00, You Save $9.05 (60%)
- Item # BK71366A-1622
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MAN WHO SKIED DOWN EVEREST Yuichiro Miura, Eric Perlman 1978 1st ed or 2nd prtg Hardcover DJ Near Fine-Fine 3 Copies Available
By: Miura, Yuichiro and Eric Perlman
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $45.00, You Save $35.01 (78%)
- Item # OP346-1793
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
50 YEARS OF ALPINISM Riccardo Cassin 1981 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Cassin, Riccardo
Price $35.00 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $40.00 (53%)
- Item # OP49-1582
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE MOUNTAIN OF MY FEAR 1968 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine 2 Copies Available INSCRIBED by David Roberts
By: Roberts, David
Price $145.00
- Item # OP234B-8012
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
APPALACHIAN TRAIL CONFERENCE PISGAH MAP NO. 2 Near Fine
By: Appalachian Trail Conference
Price $9.00 ~ Regular $99.95, You Save $90.95 (91%)
- Item # MP201-286
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SIR EDMUND HILLARY SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH 8X10 KARSH 1960
By: Hillary, Edmund
Price $150.00
- Item # HW11A-188
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
GARHWAL HIMALAYA: EXPEDITION SUISSE 1939 [GARHWAL HIMALAYAL: SWISS EXPEDITION 1939] Andr Roch 1947 1st ed Recased Hardcover Fine
By: Roch, Andr
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $99.95, You Save $79.96 (80%)
- Item # OP2657A-753
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