Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The story of the many fearless pilots who have attempted, some successfully, some not, to fly by plane or balloon across the the North Pole's edge -- the rim of the Arctic's million square miles of ice whose constantly shifting position & surface make it impossible to cross by ship or sled. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
To conquer a landless region of ragged ice floes and treacherous, ever-changing leads of open water -- this was the challenge for the first courageous men who set out to fly over the North Pole at the turn of the century.
In 1897 a Swede named Salomon Andrée and his crew made the first attempt in a helium balloon...and disappeared into the ice-forming fog. It wasn't until 1930 that their remains -- including intact film from their cameras! -- were discovered. The Amundsen-Ellsworth team embarked on the first arctic venture to use airplanes in 1925 and 1926, only to be beaten to the takeoff by Richard Byrd and Floyd Bennett, whose claim to a successful transpolar flight is still regarded with skepticism. George Wilkins and Ben Eielson also made their bid to fly as far as possible towards the pole and planned to walk the rest of the way, if necessary. During a takeoff attempt, Wilkins was left on the ground twice -- finally, in desperation, clamping his teeth onto a rope trailing from the aircraft. A final attempt by the Italian Umberto Nobile and his dog, Titina, turned into an almost comedic series of blunders that ended in a successful rescue.
These are true stories of intrepid, resourceful fliers who, despite their primitive equipment in a hostile environment, determined to make it "over the Edge."
Buchbeschreibung Atheneum. Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. 1st Edition. Former library book. Shelf Wear. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 123458306
Buchbeschreibung Atheneum, 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0689318049
Buchbeschreibung Atheneum, 1998. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. Hard Cover - VG/VG - Book and dust jacket are clean and tight with light wear - Illustrated. - Ex-Library. Ex-Library. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 240070
Buchbeschreibung Atheneum. Hardcover. Buchzustand: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2583958183
Buchbeschreibung Atheneum. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Very Good: Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have light creases on the cover and binding. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2596181664
Buchbeschreibung NY Atheneum, 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: As New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: As New DJ. 1st Edition- 1ST PRT. 7 x 10. Flying with the Arctic heroes. True stories of the intrepid, resourceful fliers who, despite their primitive equipment in a hostile environment, determined to make it "over the edge". Profusely illus with photos & prints. Juvenile volume for all ages, Stories of Walter Wellman, Byrd, Bennett, Amundsen, Ellsworth, Nobile and many others. NOT X-LIB. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 005596
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97806893180473.0
Buchbeschreibung Atheneum, 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0689318049
Buchbeschreibung Atheneum, 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: As New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: As New. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. This is a beautiful first edition of this illustrated history of Arctic aviation for young readers. The dust jacket has minimal shelf wear, and the book itself is in perfect condition with no sign that it has ever been read. The dust jacket lists this as having a "Guaranteed Reinforced Binding" of blue boards and white spine with blue lettering. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 006697
Buchbeschreibung Atheneum, 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0689318049