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Title:
A winter away from home : William Barents and the North-east Passage
Author:
Unwin, Rayner.
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Publication Information:
London : Seafarer Books ; Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. : Distributed in US by Sheridan House, [1995]

©1995
Physical Description:
xv, 263 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
General Note:
ISBNs from jacket.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780850364477

9780924486852
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Book

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Around the end of the sixteenth century, several expiditions tried to establish a north-east passage to Asia, but fog, pack-ice, and the confusing geography of the coast of Russia proved consistently confusing. No one pursued a north-east passage with such tenacious skill as the Dutch sailing-master William Barents.