Voyages of delusion : the quest for the Northwest Passage
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New Haven : Yale University Press, 2003.
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9780300098662, 0300098669
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xx, 467 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
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English

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Originally published: London : HarperCollins, ©2002.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 431-453) and index.
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The eighteenth century--the Age of Reason--was characterized by determined attempts by philosophers, scientists, and political theorists to dispel myth, superstition, and ignorance. But the Age of Reason also witnessed some of the most irrational and vainglorious attempts by sailors and speculators to find a navigable Northwest Passage that would lead through the icy seas of the Arctic from Hudson Bay to the wealth of the Pacific Ocean. Lured by the promise of fame and riches, men endured paralyzing cold, malnutrition, and terrifying storms. Many lives and fortunes were lost in the quest for the elusive "maritime philosopher's stone." Glyn Williams describes the adventures and mishaps of these misguided expeditions.
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Williams, G. (2003). Voyages of delusion: the quest for the Northwest Passage. New Haven: Yale University Press.

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Williams, Glyndwr. 2003. Voyages of Delusion: The Quest for the Northwest Passage. New Haven: Yale University Press.

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Williams, Glyndwr, Voyages of Delusion: The Quest for the Northwest Passage. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003.

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Williams, Glyndwr. Voyages of Delusion: The Quest for the Northwest Passage. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003. Print.

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