Readership: General readers interested in history, exploration, or science.
Roger McCoy, Professor Emeritus, University of Utah
Roger M. McCoy is Professor Emeritus, University of Utah, and the author of Ending in Ice.
1. The urge to discover lands and make maps
Part I: THE PROJECT BEGINS
2. Earliest ventures to the Northwest Passage: John Cabot and others
Part II: 1576-1632
3. Sailors and sailing in the sixteenth century.
4. Martin Frobisher succumbs to gold fever
5. John Davis makes a near miss
6. Henry Hudson has a very bad day
7. Further efforts probe the east coasts
Part III: 1719-1789
8. From the Pacific and through the tundra
Part IV: 1822-1878
9. John Franklin's expedition fails, but opens the door to success
10. The Franklin searchers almost finish the map
11. Finding the North Pole
Part V: FINISHING THE PROJECT
12. Amundsen sails through