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The Resource The impossible rescue : the true story of an amazing Arctic adventure, Martin Sandler

The impossible rescue : the true story of an amazing Arctic adventure, Martin Sandler

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The impossible rescue : the true story of an amazing Arctic adventure
Title
The impossible rescue
Title remainder
the true story of an amazing Arctic adventure
Statement of responsibility
Martin Sandler
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1897, whaling in the Arctic waters off Alaska's coast was as dangerous as it was lucrative. And in that particular year, winter blasted early, bringing storms and ice packs that caught eight American whale ships and three hundred sailors off guard. Their ships locked in ice, with no means of escape, the whalers had limited provisions on board, and little hope of surviving until warmer temperatures arrived many months later. Here is the incredible story of three men sent by President McKinley to rescue them. The mission? A perilous trek over 1,500 miles of nearly impassable Alaskan terrain, in the bone-chilling months of winter, to secure two herds of reindeer (for food) and find a way to guide them to the whalers before they starve. With the help of photographs and journal entries by one of the rescuers, Martin W. Sandler takes us on every step of their riveting journey, facing raging blizzards, killing cold, injured sled dogs, and setbacks to test the strongest of wills
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
1270
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
Literary form
non fiction
Reading level
8.2
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
Label
The impossible rescue : the true story of an amazing Arctic adventure, Martin Sandler
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Stranded -- An audacious plan -- The long trek begins -- An extraordinary encounter -- Blizzards, reindeer and near disaster -- A desperate request -- Another agonizing decision -- Bertholf battles the odds -- A hazardous crossing -- Dire news of the whalers -- Contact -- Jarvis takes charge -- Voyage against time -- Epilogue -- What happened to them
Control code
7ocm21085661
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
163 pages
Isbn
9780763650803
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011018618
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
The impossible rescue : the true story of an amazing Arctic adventure, Martin Sandler
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Stranded -- An audacious plan -- The long trek begins -- An extraordinary encounter -- Blizzards, reindeer and near disaster -- A desperate request -- Another agonizing decision -- Bertholf battles the odds -- A hazardous crossing -- Dire news of the whalers -- Contact -- Jarvis takes charge -- Voyage against time -- Epilogue -- What happened to them
Control code
7ocm21085661
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
163 pages
Isbn
9780763650803
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011018618
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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