Arctic labyrinth the quest for the Northwest Passage by Glyndwr Williams

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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Northwest Passage -- Discovery and exploration,
  • Northwest Passage -- Description and travel

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementGlyn Williams.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsG640 .W49 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23678314M
ISBN 109780520266278
LC Control Number2009035546

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