Sponsored Collection

Atlantic Books for the Holidays

9781550286328_cover

Voyage of the Iceberg

The Story of the Iceberg that Sank the Titanic

by Richard Brown

0 ratings
rated!
rated!
0 of 5
comments: 0
reviews: 0
tagged:
add a tag
Please login or register to use this feature.

history, oceans & seas
list price: $16.95
edition:Paperback
category: Transportation
published: 1983
ISBN:9781550286328
imprint: Lorimer
Description

This is the story of the most famous iceberg of all time: the one iceberg that has gripped the imagination of the world, that has humbled arrogant faith in technology, that speaks of the wonders and dangers of the North Atlantic Ocean. This is the iceberg that sank the Titanic.

First published in 1983, Richard Brown's brilliant account tells the story of the iceberg through the experiences of the Inuit bands, sailors, and explorers who saw it before its fateful meeting with destiny. In it, Titanic takes her place among the ships and seals, the whales and bears, seabirds and people who all feel the effects of the iceberg's passing. Its moment in history proves the culmination of a long and influential passage.

A classic of natural history writing, Voyage of the Iceberg has been warmly received in Canada, as well as in French, Dutch, American, and British editions.

close this panel
Editorial Reviews

"Brown evokes the teeming life of the polar world with a lyrical eloquence."

— Books in Canada

"Brown is a Canadian marine biologist who cautions readers against becoming hooked, as he is, on 'the dangerous drug of the Arctic.' And that is a risk run by any reader of this excellent story..."

— Publishers Weekly

"Fresh and fascinating... A very good book written in the tradition of Farley Mowat."

— Chicago Sun-Times

"It's a lilting, lyrical and loving natural history of the Arctic; of ships and seamen, whales and walruses; of explorers and eccentrics, of Baffin and Bernier; of the man who killed a million seals."

— Vancouver Province
close this panel

Buy this book at:


About the Author

Richard Brown

DR. RICHARD BROWN was one of Canada's foremost experts on seagoing birds and worked for many years as a marine biologist with the Canadian Wildlife Service in Halifax.
Author profile page >

Other titles by Richard Brown

more >

User Activity

more >
X
Contacting facebook
Please wait...