Cover of: Lost in the Arctic | Lawrence Millman

About the Book

This collection of 30 adventure essays by celebrated Arctic enthusiast Millman features 17 new pieces along with those that have appeared elsewhere: in his previous books (Last Places; Northern Latitudes; An Evening Among Headhunters), magazines (Smithsonian, Atlantic Monthly, Islands) and as introductions to other works. Brought together in this way, these varied pieces reveal that Millman specializes in unsolved mysteries, odd myths, and extremely dangerous situations, and the stories he recounts are always highly amusing and unpredictable: he encounters Kodiak bears in Alaska, fortune-tellers on Yap, and leeches on Sarawak, to name just a few incidents. In the strongest pieces he pays homage to other explorers and adventurers, such as Henry Hudson, George Street, Harry Radford, Hassoldt Davis, John Cowper Powys, and Maurice Wilson. The fiction pieces interspersed among the travel narratives are somewhat weaker and not as well written as the nonfiction, a genre in which Millman clearly has few equals.

Edition Notes

Series
Adrenaline classics

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
917.1904
Library of Congress
G635.M48 A3 2002

The Physical Object

Pagination
ix, 294 p. ;
Number of pages
294

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23068963M
Internet Archive
lostinarcticexpl0000mill
ISBN 10
1560254114
LC Control Number
2002141672
Library Thing
2070179
Goodreads
969772
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