The Resource Under a pole star, Stef Penney

Under a pole star, Stef Penney

Label
Under a pole star
Title
Under a pole star
Statement of responsibility
Stef Penney
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A whaler's daughter, Flora Mackie first crossed the Arctic Circle at the age of twelve and fell in love with the cold and unforgiving terrain. In 1889, she sets out to become a scientist and explorer. Despite those who believe that a young woman has no place in this harsh world of men, 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 meets theirs, the three lives become intertwined. All are obsessed with the north, a place where violent extremes exist side by side: perpetual night and endless day; frozen seas and coastal meadows; heroism and lies. Armitage's ruthless desire to be the true leader of polar discovery takes him and his men on a mission whose tragic outcome will reverberate for years to come. Set against the stark, timeless beauty of northern Greenland, and fin-de-siècle 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Penney, Stef
Dewey number
823/.92
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6116.E58
LC item number
U53 2017
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women explorers
  • Explorers
  • Ambition
  • Arctic regions
  • Greenland
Label
Under a pole star, Stef Penney
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
580 pages
Isbn
9781681441177
Lccn
2016047484
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • ocn966632114
  • (OCoLC)966632114
Label
Under a pole star, Stef Penney
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
580 pages
Isbn
9781681441177
Lccn
2016047484
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • ocn966632114
  • (OCoLC)966632114

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