the North Pole Adventures Exhibit on this site
in the Arctic
About a C-130 Crash in the Arctic. A true story. The
amazonesite has a real testimony of one of the real survivors of this event
to the Edge of the World -
Click Here to go on a Real North Pole Expedition.
to the North Pole
historic 1994 Arctic Ocean Section Expedition.
Arctic & Antarctic (1997)
Which is which? We think of both places as similar ice realms, but Eyewitness:
Arctic and Antarctic explains how they are a world apart (both literally
and figuratively). The polar regions received their names from the Greeks:
the Arctic is so called for the Great Bear, Arctus, in the northern sky;
the opposite of that, Antarctic, means "no bear." The story of these icy
kingdoms begins with a fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson, beautifully
narrated by Martin Sheen, who goes on to explain the harsh ecosystems.
The Arctic is a continent of ice, capable of producing icebergs the size
of Belgium. Amazingly, the average iceberg holds enough freshwater to supply
a family of five for 100,000 years. This documentary is chock full of facts
and information about these icy lands at the top and bottom of our earth,
and at the same time is extraordinary and fascinating to watch. --Samantha
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B-29 Frozen in Time
Travel on a perilous mission to repair and re-fly a rare B-29 bomber
stranded on a Greenland icecap for almost 50 years. Gleaming like a jewel,
this well-preserved bomber from WWII rests on the Arctic tundra where
it was abandoned when it crash-landed in 1947. This plane has long been
a legend, and now you'll travel along as a team of adventurers, facing
incredible hardship, struggles to bring the frozen Warbird back to life.
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Tri-Motor 1/72 Kit
Plastic Model Kit
Plastic model of historic 'Tin Goose' flown over the South Pole in
1929 Antarctic expedition. Kit includes sew-on patch; decals; snow-ski
landing gear and interchangeable wheels; and dog team, sled, and crew in
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This is a top-notch adventure saga for kids and adults alike, based
on the true story of explorer General
Nobile whose 1928 Arctic expedition turns into disaster.
("Disaster at the Pole" book recounting the true story is also available).
Exciting scenes of survival against the elements. Stars Sean Connery and
Peter Finch. Color, Hi-Fi, Rated G.
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at the Pole
Click Here is a tragic tale of a failed polar exploration. In 1928, against
the backdrop of Mussolini's rising power, one of Italy's premier
aeronautical engineers, Umberto Nobile, gained acclaim by crossing
the North Pole in a dirigible. With this success under his belt, Nobile
decided to raise the ante and take his newly designed airship to the North
Pole, land it, and then return to base. But what started in glory
turned into a tale of disaster when the airship crashed some three hundred
miles from civilization. 316 pgs., 6"x 9", hdbd. (See also "The Red
Tent" video movie of this event, starring Sean Connery, also available).
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The Diary and Notebook of Richard
E. Byrd. Byrd & Goerler, ed. First to fly over the North
Pole - or was he? Some have doubted that Byrd actually reached the
North Pole in his 1926 flight. This diary, unearthed in 1994, might
be thought to clear up the matter, but instead it complicates them. Whatever
the truth, the riskiness of polar exploration comes through in Byrd's diary
and notes, which mention coming through storms and icebergs, as well as
allude to the fate of Robert Scott, who perished in the race to the
South Pole with Roald Amundsen (who perished in the race with Byrd to overfly
the North Pole). A concluding section discusses Byrd's competition
with Lindbergh to be the first flier across the Atlantic. 168 pgs., 6"x
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Airship to the North Pole
P.J. Capelotti. The strangeness of these early airships and some
of the people promoting them, especially in the unforgiving world of the
Arctic, makes this book a "must" for anyone interested in aviation
history or in polar exploration. The author deftly combines archaeological
and historical sources in a fresh and convincing way to tell this
little-known story. 229 pgs., 6¼"x 9¼", hdbd.
||North Atlantic Crossing
Wouldn't it be easier just to take an airline flight to Europe, and
cheaper too? But then you'd miss the adventure of trying to find
an airport hidden in a fog choked fiord... the stunning beauty and
desolation of Greenland and the vibrant, modern European culture of Iceland.
In a single-engine airplane bound for Norway, Rick Moreau and Mark van
Benschoten discover that humor, teamwork and a little luck can take you
a long way.
Call 1-800 510-1017