The Voyage of the Narwhal

The Voyage of the Narwhal

A Novel

Book - 1998
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A major novel by the author of "Ship Fever", winner of the 1996 National Book Award for fiction. Part adventure, part love story, this unforgettable novel captures a crucial moment in the history of exploration. Combining fact and fiction, the story focuses on Erasmus Darwin Wells, a 19th-century scholar/naturalist and his expedition to search for an open polar sea. NPR feature.
Publisher: New York : Norton, c1998.
ISBN: 9780393046328
039304632X
Characteristics: 399 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.

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ontherideau Jan 02, 2018

"Barrett tells a gripping story shaped by masterful interpretations of the paradigms of science and the volatile nature of the mind, a wilderness every bit as challenging as the forbidding Arctic."
The above quote sums up my view of this book. I read it many years ago but remember it still.

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