The Resource Under a pole star, Stef Penney, (electronic resource)

Under a pole star, Stef Penney, (electronic resource)

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Under a pole star
Title
Under a pole star
Statement of responsibility
Stef Penney
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A whaler's daughter, Flora Mackie first crossed the Arctic Circle at the age of twelve, falling in love with the cold and unforgiving terrain and forging lifelong bonds with the Inuit people who have carved out an existence on its icy plains. She sets out to become a scientist and polar explorer, despite those who believe that a young woman has no place in this harsh world, and in 1892, her determination leads her back to northern Greenland at the head of a British expedition. Yearning for wider horizons, American geologist Jakob de Beyn joins a rival expedition led by the furiously driven Lester Armitage. When the path of Flora's expedition crosses theirs, the three lives become intertwined. All are obsessed with the north, a place of violent extremes: perpetual night and endless day; frozen seas and coastal meadows; heroism and selfishness. Armitage's ruthless desire to be the undisputed leader of polar discovery sets in motion a chain of events whose tragic outcomes--both for his team of scientists and the indigenous people of Greenland--will reverberate for years to come. Set against the stark, timeless beauty of northern Greenland and fin-de-sie?cle New York and London, Under a Pole Star is a compelling look at the dark side of the golden age of exploration, a study of the corrosive power of ambition, and an epic, incendiary love story. It shows that sometimes you have to travel to the furthest edge of the world in order to find your true place in it
Cataloging source
DLC
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Penney, Stef
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6116.E58
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Explorers
  • Women explorers
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Explorers
  • Women explorers
  • FICTION / Action & Adventure
  • FICTION / General
  • Greenland
  • Arctic regions
  • Arctic Regions
  • Greenland
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Under a pole star, Stef Penney, (electronic resource)
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Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn966667781
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781681441153
Lccn
2016058641
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
F4B7B213-C762-45F5-9AF3-383C453E8657
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  • (Sirsi) o966667781
  • (OCoLC)966667781
Label
Under a pole star, Stef Penney, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn966667781
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781681441153
Lccn
2016058641
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
F4B7B213-C762-45F5-9AF3-383C453E8657
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o966667781
  • (OCoLC)966667781

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