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The Resource Imagining the Arctic : heroism, spectacle and polar exploration, Huw Lewis-Jones

Imagining the Arctic : heroism, spectacle and polar exploration, Huw Lewis-Jones

Label
Imagining the Arctic : heroism, spectacle and polar exploration
Title
Imagining the Arctic
Title remainder
heroism, spectacle and polar exploration
Statement of responsibility
Huw Lewis-Jones
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The image of exploration in the nineteenth century was laden with multiple meanings, and sustained by a rapidly expanding visual culture. In theatres, in art, in verse and song, the achievements of explorers were performed before the public, circulated, promoted, celebrated, and manipulated, whilst explorers themselves became, willingly or otherwise, the subjects of huge attention. Exploration was theatre, a spectacular peacetime engagement, and its representation a series of performances: the idea of whether an expedition was successful or not, depended as much upon what was imagined to have happened as to what actually occurred. Huw Lewis-Jones engaging work explores the making of such polar heroes. It describes how and why a cult of polar exploration was constructed and developed in the nineteenth century, examining the diverse ways that heroes were imagined. It's also a story of how the boundaries of the known world were pushed back as blanks were filled on the charts of the north
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Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lewis-Jones, Huw
Dewey number
919.804
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
G582.G7
LC item number
L48 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Tauris historical geography series
Series volume
9
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Polar regions
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Polar regions
  • Expedition
  • Heroismus
  • Polarforschung
  • Polargebiete
Label
Imagining the Arctic : heroism, spectacle and polar exploration, Huw Lewis-Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. The invisible throne -- On naval heroes -- Nelson's bear -- The North star -- A flight of fancy -- Exhibiting things -- Franklin's ghost
Control code
980549368
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 433 pages
Isbn
9781784536589
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)980549368
Label
Imagining the Arctic : heroism, spectacle and polar exploration, Huw Lewis-Jones
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. The invisible throne -- On naval heroes -- Nelson's bear -- The North star -- A flight of fancy -- Exhibiting things -- Franklin's ghost
Control code
980549368
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 433 pages
Isbn
9781784536589
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)980549368

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