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THE NOOSE OF LAURELS

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THE NOOSE OF LAURELS: THE DISCOVERY OF THE NORTH POLE

by Wally Herbert

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  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Very Good+/Very Good+
ISBN 10
0340412763
ISBN 13
9780340412763
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About This Item

This is a first edition of The Noose of Laurels, The Discovery of the North Pole, published in 1989.

It is both a valuable addition to Arctic history, and a gripping adventure story.

Who was the first to reach the North Pole: Frederick Cook or Robert Peary? Or did neither? This book provides a plausible answer. After the British National Geographic Society persuaded Peary's family to finally release his diary, notes and astronomical observations, veteran polar explorer Wally Herbert was invited to assess them. Herbert, who retraced the routes of both men, provides an intensive examination of each man's claim to the Pole. He demolishes Cook's claim, then seriously questions Peary's. You have to read the book to learn his verdict.


395 pages, including photos.

This was slated for review by the Vancouver Sun. The editor wrote 'For Review' on a post-it note and stuck it to the cover. Then she put the dust jacket back on, no one ever reviewed it, and that post-it note has been until today. So there's a glue mark on the cover (photo #4) but that will dry up and flake off.
There's a little bit of shelfwear to the dust jacket.

The inside is perfect but, as you can see, the publisher used extremely porous paper and it has yellowed considerably.But there are no marks on any of the pages--I don't think it's been read.


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Details

bookseller
Vancouver Bookseller CA (CA)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
1021
Title
THE NOOSE OF LAURELS
Author
Wally Herbert
Format/binding
Perfect
Book condition
Used - Very Good+
Jacket condition
Very Good+
Quantity available
1
Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0340412763
ISBN 13
9780340412763
Publisher
Hodder & Stoughton
Place of Publication
United Kingdom
Date Published
1989
Keywords
Arctic history, Frederick Cook, Robert Peary, Exploration, North Pole
Bookseller catalogs
British History; American History; Canadian History; World History; Adventure, Travel & Exploration;

Terms of Sale

Vancouver Bookseller

30 day return guarantee, with full refund including original shipping costs for up to 30 days after delivery if an item arrives misdescribed or damaged. All books are shipped in padded waterproof envelopes, and with tracking. If you simply change your mind and want to return the book, you will get a refund for the book only (not the delivery charge), provided it is in the same condition as it was when it was shipped to you.

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Vancouver Bookseller

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