The Ice Balloon
[S.A. Andrě and the Heroic Age of Arctic Exploration]Audiobook CD - 2012
In this grand and astonishing account, Alec Wilkinson brings us the story of S. A. Andrée, the visionary Swedish aeronaut who, in 1897, during the great age of Arctic endeavor, left to discover the North Pole by flying to it in a hydrogen balloon. Called by a British military officer ''the most original and remarkable attempt ever made in Arctic exploration,'' Andrée's expedition was followed by nearly the entire world, and it made him an international legend. Andrée¿s flight and the journey - based on the expedition's diaries and photographs, which were dramatically recovered thirty-three years after the balloon came down - along with Wilkinson's research, provide a book filled with suspense and adventure, a haunting story of high ambition and courage made tangible with the detail, beauty, and devastating conditions of traveling and dwelling in ''the realm of Death,'' as one Arctic explorer put it.
Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, p2012.
Branch Call Number: 910.9113
Characteristics: 6 sound discs (ca. 7 hrs., 30 mins.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.