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xiii, 454 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • The company of the USS Jeannette
  • Prologue: Baptism by ice
  • part 1: A great blank space
  • part 2: The national genius
  • part 3: A glorious country to learn patience in
  • part 4: We are not yet daunted
  • part 5: The end of creation
  • part 6: The whisper of the stars
  • Epilogue: As long as I have ice to stand on.
"After journeying north of the Bering Strait, they found themselves trapped in pack ice. Two years into the harrowing voyage, the hull was fatally breached, and the Jeannette sank to the bottom of the Arctic Ocean The men found themselves marooned on the ice cap nearly a thousand miles north of Siberia with three open boats and only the barest supplies"-- Book jacket.
Green Library, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)