Barrow's Boys. The Original Extreme Adventurers
Price: 12.95 USD
NY: Atlantic Monthly, 1998. xiv + [4pp 4 maps] + 489pp, 14 b/w illustrations, sources, DJ. For 30 years beginning 1816, the British Admiralty's John Barrow and his elite team charted large areas of the Arctic, discovered the North Magnetic Pole, were the first to see volcanoes in the Antarctic, crossed the Sahara to find Timbuktu and the mouth of the Niger --John Ross, John Franklin, William Edward Parry and others. First Am edition.