2 edition of Mirage in the Arctic found in the catalog.
Mirage in the Arctic
Written in English
|Statement||translated from the Danish by Maurice Michael.|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||216|
Background. Following his expedition that failed to reach the North Pole, Robert E. Peary reported in his book that he had sighted distant land from the heights of the northwestern shore of Ellesmere named it Crocker Land, after San Francisco banker George Crocker, one of his financial is now known that Peary's claim was fraudulent, as he wrote in his diary . Reaktion Books; pages; $29 and £ but still manages to write rapturously of the beauties of the Arctic. Mr Pinney has gone no further than various libraries, but through the words of.
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“This book proves the presence of abnormal refraction – or mirage – at Titanic’s crash site and reveals its previously unseen but crucial role, shedding new light on the tragedy”, he writes. No, this book proves no such thing. Arctic High In his book Maltin claims that Titanic sank “in the centre of a mb Arctic High”. The. One significant arctic-mirage sighting occurred on when Commander Donald B. MacMillan observed and clearly recognized Capes Joseph Henry and Hekla in Grant Land from his position on Cape Washington on the north Greenland coast km ( miles) away.
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Mirage in the Arctic book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A classic Arctic tale of a harrowing 2,mile journey of disc /5. Mirage in the Arctic Hardcover – January 1, by Ejnar Mikkelsen (Author)5/5(3).
"Mikkelsen's description of his 2,mile journey in Mirage in the Arctic has a rollicking, novelistic quality: now our hero has a hairsbreadth escape from a rising tide, now he's entrusted with a $40, bag of gold, now he finds the frozen corpses of some prospectors, and now he meets a proverbial pistol-packin' mama.5/5(3).
The major documentary value of Mirage in the Arctic, it emerges, is not about the search for land at all, but in the portrait it offers during this homeward journey of Alaskan society in the strange, confused decade following the Klondike gold rush, when myriad smaller finds all over Alaska each provoked their own, crazed mini-rush, like aftershocks following a great earthquake.
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Get this from a library. Mirage in the Arctic: the astounding Mikkelsen expedition. [Ejnar Mikkelsen]. A common Arctic and Antarctic superior mirage is the repeat sunset in which the sun appears to set, reappears, and then sets again some time was witnessed in April on an expedition led by Sir Ernest Shackleton.
On July 17th a mirage of Snaefells Jokull (m asl) in Iceland was seen from the sea at a distance of km. But, in fact, as the day unfolded the men watched as the landscape shifted, dissolving and disappearing in front of their eyes.
On that fated April day, when the mist cleared and Crocker Land was revealed to be a mirage, MacMillan decided to split the four men into two teams. Mirages and other optical illusions occur in the Arctic because of special atmospheric conditions that bend light. A superior mirage occurs when an image of an object appears above the actual object.
Superior mirages sometimes appear in the Arctic because of the weather condition known as a temperature inversion. Get this from a library. Mirage in the Arctic. [Ejnar Mikkelsen; Maurice Michael; Rupert Hart-Davis Limited,] -- Narrative of 'Duchess of Bedford' expedition to Beaufort Sea,in search of the unknown land north of Alaska.
Originally published in Danish in Suite A, Ground Floor South Rd, Bentleigh VIC +61 3 [email protected] Graphic. [For more on the arctic mirage see: The Arctic Mirage: An Aid to Discovery.] Arctic-type mirages are not confined only to regions north of 60 degrees latitude, however.
Robert Greenler in his book Rainbows, Haloes and Glories reported on one interesting situation of superior mirage viewing on the night of 26 April Critical reception for The Mirage has been mixed, with Publishers Weekly saying that the book was "exactly what the best popular fiction should be".
The New York Post wrote "Like Philip Roth’s " The Plot Against America " - the premise behind Ruff's alternate-history novel is chilling".Publisher: Harper. Jack Du Brul is a graduate of the Westminster School and George Washington University.
Trying to add as much adventure to his life as he does to his novels, Du Brul has climbed Masada at noon, swam in the Arctic Ocean off Point Barrow, explored war-torn Eritrea, camped in Greenland, and was gnawed on by piranhas in the Amazon River/5(K).
“There it was, the land under 80 degrees, a land of stern magnificence, where icebergs rear up almost to the very mountaintops, and mountain rises above mountain; there it was, inviolate, alive to the raucous voice of millions of birds, the continuous staccato bark of foxes, the castanet click as the hoofs of great herds of deer fell in a swinging trot; there it was, surrounded by waters.
In contrast to a hallucination, a mirage is a real optical phenomenon that can be captured on camera, since light rays are actually refracted to form the false image at the observer's location. What the image appears to represent, however, is determined by the interpretive faculties of.
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Working in the property field sincewe have developed an experienced design eye for marketing campaigns Occupation: Interior Design + Graphic Design. Get this from a library. Arctic mirage: the expedition in search of Crocker Land. [Winton U Solberg] -- "Inan expedition was sent to the Arctic, funded by the American Museum of Natural History, the American Geographical Society and the University of Illinois.
Its purpose was twofold: to. The arctic or superior mirage is quite the opposite phenomenon from the desert or inferior mirage, which is familiar to all highway travelers as an apparent pool of water lying on the roadway disappearing as it is approached. Under conditions favorable for viewing a desert mirage.Mirage by Ashley Suzanne is mostly a good book.
The characters are terrific and the initial story line is huge and encompassing. I was pulled right in and did not put it down. Unfortunately, I did not have the same reaction as others to the last chapter/5().Mirages: A Primer.
Parched faces look out across the desert sand as two men stagger and crawl toward what they believed to be a thirst-relieving pool of water. As they near, however, the waters disappear; the vision merely a mirage.